Disease & Illness

Brazil’s Famous Christ The Redeemer Is Lit Up To Look Like A Doctor To Honor Healthcare Workers

This is a lovely tribute!

The coronavirus epidemic has put medical professionals on the frontlines, and people everywhere are expressing gratitude for their incredible sacrifice. In celebration of Easter Sunday on April 12, the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil was outfitted in a doctor’s coat and stethoscope to pay tribute to healthcare workers for their important contributions during these unprecedented times.

Videos of medical workers in action along with images of nations’ flags from around the world were also projected on the statue as part of the tribute.

On Twitter, @oscarneww tweeted out these photos the statue:

“Beautiful tribute from Christ the Redeemer this Easter Sunday!” he wrote. “THANK YOU to all health professionals! All our respect, pride and admiration. #HealthWorkers #Rio #RiodeJaneiro #coronavirus #COVID19.”

During the light show, Dom Orani Tempesta, the city’s archbishop, performed a mass at the base of the statue. Messages of thanks and encouragement for residents to stay home to help slow the spread of the virus were also projected onto the statue in several languages.

An Instagram post of the iconic site from the official Sanctuary of Christ the Redeemer, in Tijuca National Park, cycles through the entire animation. It includes “thank yous” in many languages, along with flags from different countries. It lasts almost five minutes.