Rio de Janeiro’s famous Christ the Redeemer statue over looking the city paid tribute to the frontline workers on Easter Sunday.

April 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to claim more lives across the world, countries have been paying tribute to the brave health workers in different ways.

Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro took their opportunity to thank healthcare workers all around the world by lighting up their famous Christ the Redeemer statue which overlooks the city. The 38 meter high statue Christ the Redeemer was illuminated wearing a doctors uniform.

The light show also spelled the words ‘thank you’ written in different languages across the bottom of the monument.

Healthcare workers putting on their face masks to fight COVID-19 were also projected onto the statue.

Christ the Redeemer then lit up with different flags around the world with the word ‘hope’ written across it.

People across the world have been left amazed by the gesture, with one commenting on Twitter: “This was so beautiful!” Another said: “Amazing sign of hope!”