You may hear those nightly howls return to Denver ...
Early this year, a curious trend started in Denver, Colorado, which soon expanded across the nation; howling at the moon every night at 8 p.m. It was a way of connecting, releasing pent up energy and angst, and honoring folks working on the front lines of the global health crisis.
When things seemed like they were under control and the caseload receded, the nightly howl diminished. A recent push on social media in Colorado, however, has grown over the last week in an attempt to bring back the nightly howl as a way to honor healthcare workers who are treating thousands of new COVID-19 patients every day.
The public Facebook group Go Outside and Howl at 8 p.m. is credited as being the group behind the whole thing. It was started by a group of friends in Denver who wanted to do something to bring people together. The group has almost 550,000 members, many of whom post regularly about why they are still howling.
See some of what people around Colorado, and in some other places around the country, are saying online about the nightly howl below:
In my westside #ColoradoSprings neighborhood, every night at 8 p.m. we howl! We howl to honor frontline medical workers, to connect with neighbors and just to say, in the face of COVID-19, “We’re still Here.”#CheyenneEdition#Opinion https://t.co/PZHcLqoGMF via @csgazette— Pikes Peak Newspapers (@NewsPikesPeak) October 12, 2020
My favorite neighbors in their 70s never did quit howling. Every night, they are out there. They’ll quit when it’s over. I adore them.— Tee Fink (@tvfink) November 16, 2020
Everyone in colorado: let's show our support for healthcare workers and essential workers by starting to howl again at 8pm every night#supporthealthcareworkers— Buddythegreat20 (@buddythegreat20) November 17, 2020
As we navigate through the new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, showing support for others and finding ways to be together while staying safe is especially important. And the howl is a fun and easy way for people to do just that.
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