A Thank You to the "Invisible Strangers"

At 8:29, every night she is in the hospital, 13-year-old Olivia Stephenson sits in her hospital room window with her flashlight.

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A minute later skyscrapers, restaurants, church groups, nightclubs, tugboats, hotels, a yacht club, police cruisers, etc. flash their lights to send a blinking goodnight message to sick kids inside of Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

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These "Invisible Strangers" have been doing this since 2010.

At 8:31 Olivia, who suffers from the reoccurring blood clots associated with lupus, turns on her flashlight and blinks it twice to say, "thank you"

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She is joined by other hospitalized children who blink their gratitude to people they have never met who took just a minute to make a sick kid's life just a tiny bit better.

I'd like to say "thank you" to them, as well.  

Well done, "Invisible Strangers of Providence"...  well done, indeed.

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Comment by J.P. Hart on February 28, 2019 at 5:17pm

My wish is that all four of the great avante Guardians of late night comedy spin this for all of us...I close my eyes...

Comment by Ron Powell on February 28, 2019 at 7:25pm

The universal message of. "you are not alone" is as loud and clear as ever in this wonderfully humanitarian gesture...

A Nobel Prize of acknowledgment and recognition should be awarded to whomever initiated this idea of reaching out with blinking lights...

Comment by Anna Herrington on March 2, 2019 at 9:26am

Thanks for this, Amy ~ very cool. 

When I worked in a doctor's office last year it was suffering kids that was the toughest - and most endearing - part... somehow it ought never be children who suffer. 

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