As the deadly coronavirus continues to spread across the world leading to thousands being quarantined and major cities declaring lockdown, a video is making rounds on the internet showing Italians singing a song in synergy from their balconies. In a southern city in Italy, people confined to their homes in a housing block in Naples sang the chorus of song "Abbracciame" which means "hug me" in a bid to lift spirits of others and feel “less lonely”. Immediately after the video was posted by an internet user on March 13, it not only went viral but has also been posted across social media platforms with netizens applauding “such solidarity” and “high spirits”.
Italy. People locked inside turn to their windows and balconies singing so everyone feels less lonely. Here is #Naples singing "Abbracciame" (Hug me). #Coronavirus #CoronavirusUSA pic.twitter.com/DHVPvxbB8d— Ryan Meilak (@rmeilak) March 13, 2020
Since being first detected in the Chinese province of Wuhan in late December, COVID-19 has now spread to over 140 countries. Being one of the major coronavirus-hit countries outside China, Italy has reported over 17,000 confirmed cases and more than 1,200 deaths with thousands in quarantine. The video was widely loved by the internet users who encouraged the people who are not allowed to leave their apartments in order to contain the spread. One of the Twitter users even shared a similar video from Rome where the residents are seen resorting to music from their balconies.
Oh, my heart! 🇮🇹— Annie Blackmore (@annie_blackmore) March 13, 2020
Such spirit, such solidarity! Forza Italia!— Public Eye (@PublicEyeMedia) March 13, 2020
Ah that made me cry. How lovely.— MH (@MarianneHumble) March 13, 2020
Unique!— Andrew Zeig (@commodore997) March 13, 2020
Italians are so special! We love you Italy.— Louise (@bold_me) March 13, 2020
It’s a great country that has a great history. It’ll stand up again as happened many times. We love it and will be praying asking God a good luck for its people.— Antonio K Cecilio (@ANTONIOK100) March 13, 2020
This is beautiful! Proves once more that Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world 🥰 Sending love and solidarity from Munich! ❤️— Julia Rothhaupt (@JuliaRothhaupt) March 13, 2020
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