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Grand Rapids man spreading positivity through light display amidst COVID-19 outbreak

Posted at 8:00 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 21:11:26-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The world is pretty dark right now amidst the COVID 19 pandemic. One man in Grand Rapids is bringing light to it all by using his Christmas lights.

It's March. We all know that. But right now, the world needs a little cheer. That's where Robert Anderson comes in. He's decorated the front of his home at 1555 Knapp St. NE with his Christmas lights. Equipped with a sign, saying it's a display for all of those affected by COVID-19.

Anderson, like many, isn't going in to work right now. Putting up the lights was something to do. But it's more than that.

“We kind of put up some light here, to shine a light for COVID-19 victims. Just to show the community that people care. So like, people are quarantined, they can drive by and see the lights. Just something to do,” Anderson said.

Many people across the country are also taking part, sharing photos using the hashtag #LightsForLife.