As most major cities across the world are put under lockdown in a bid to stem the drastic spread of COVID-19 pandemic, Chicago decided to sing Bon Jovi’s famous song Livin on the prayer from their apartments to showcase solidarity. From policemen to beggars on the streets, every Chicagoan was seen signing along with violins, pianos and other instruments. Currently, the United States has confirmed over 34,000 cases of the coronavirus and as of March 23, at least 452 people have died. During the crisis, the videos were also shared on social media which showed everyone spreading positivity while being confined to their homes to practice social distancing.
Even Bartlett Police night couldn’t resist joining in the Chicagoland area’s sing-along of Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer" from the police station’s rooftop as a way of showing solidarity while Illinois shelters at home order due to the coronavirus outbreak.#chicagosingalong pic.twitter.com/HkFMHpKg3v— Bartlett IL PD (@bartlettpd) March 22, 2020
Spotted exactly 3 people on their balconies singing Bon Jovi's Livin' on a Prayer here in Chicago's West Loop. It is also just 29 degrees F.— Andy Sternberg (@andysternberg) March 22, 2020
We'll have plenty more evenings to get this right. pic.twitter.com/o8FKv93wKc
The event organisers had reportedly said that they were overwhelmed with response they got from all over Chicago, and even Bon Jovi himself had announced that he was rehearsing to join the cause and urged everyone to stay safe during these “trying times”. He, himself recorded his 1986 classic and showcased support to people around the world.