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This massive chalk mural spreads gratitude to essential workers in Vancouver

"I'm getting a distinct Sesame Street vibe from this and I LOVE IT!"
Photo: yu/allimum / Reddit

Vancouverties have been stepping outside each night to cheer for health care workers and first responders from their balconies, backyards, and doorsteps. 

Fire Chief Darrell Reid shared a video on March 29 to his Twitter account of his neighbours adding a unique twist to the 7 p.m. ritual: the Canadian national anthem

Now, a Vancouverite has created a massive chalk mural to send gratitude to essential workers. Included in the colourful roundup is a doctor, a grocery store clerk, a police officer, a post officer, and a nurse. 

Posted on Reddit by yu/allimum on April, the cheerful image has been upvoted 239 times. A few comments note that the offering is 'cute' and made them 'smile,' while others mention that the artist is rather talented. 

Aari_G comments:  "I'm getting a distinct Sesame Street vibe from this and I LOVE IT!"

One person also asks, "where are the construction workers?" 

In response, the artist says, "there's only so much sidewalk space."

Have a look at the mural below. 

my sidewalk mural to thank essential workers :) stay well everyone! from r/vancouver

While TransLink has implemented a number of changes to protect its employees as well as the public at large, transit operators and attendants put themselves at risk to provide vital transportation to people across the Lower Mainland. Have a look at the experiences of three front line transit workers HERE.

In order to celebrate everyone on the front lines, TransLink has played an announcement on its Expo, Millennium and Canada Line trains at 7 p.m. sharp. The announcement played for the first time on March 27.