VIDEO: Atlantans in Midtown cheer on COVID-19 first-responders

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, residents in midtown Atlanta are trying to inspire some optimism.

Over the past few nights -- at just about 8 p.m. ET -- people throughout downtown Atlanta have taken to their balconies to clap and cheer in a show of support for the city’s “essential” workers like healthcare professionals and first-responders.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Monday, March 23rd, that she has signed 14-day stay at home order for the city of Atlanta.

Proud Atlantan Manuel Rodriguez took to the #IamMidtown Facebook group to comment on a recent video of the movement: "Way to go Midtown!"

Rodriguez added, “Let’s keep showing our gratitude to health workers in the frontlines. Let’s keep it up. They deserve our appreciation. Every night. 8 p.m. We are in this together.”

Participants have reportedly said the movement was inspired by videos of Italians singing with their neighbors while on lockdown.

>>Check out the video below:

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