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Baltimore pays tribute to frontline workers on 'Charm City Cheers' Day

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Posted at 10:46 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 23:35:40-04

BALTIMORE — The city of Baltimore came together on Friday to show their support for frontline workers.

Residents across the city came out of their homes, clapping, cheering, smacking pots and pans together, while drivers honked their horns to honor some of the unsung heroes of the pandemic.

The celebration began at 7:00 p.m.. and lasted for two minutes.

People also joined in on social media using the hashtag #CharmCityCheers as another way to pay tribute to some of the hardworking heroes.

"When people say thank you to someone who has worked very hard and they’re tired, it just lifts your spirit," said Baltimore resident Mary Henningan.

City council passed a resolution Monday to officially mark the day as "Charm City Cheers" Day. Councilwoman Shannon Sneed introduced the resolution.

She says it’s important to say thank you to grocery store workers, bus drivers and others whose hard work may go unnoticed.

“The fact that we are able to go the hospital. The fact we are able to get on a bus. The fact we are able to go to the grocery store. These are people we don’t thank on the regular basis," she said.

Michael Castagnola lives in the Library Square neighborhood. He stepped outside of his N. Linwood Avenue home joined in on the "ruckus" by clapping and making noise with his pots and pans.

It was his way of saying thank you to the people who are saving lives and keeping us safe during the pandemic.

“I think it let’s them know we care," he said. "That we’re paying attention and that we got their back and that we're deeply thankful for the sacrifice that they’re making."