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Vancouverites sing 'O Canada' during 7 o'clock cheer (VIDEO)

The nightly cheer for health care workers featured a unique twist last night.
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Vancouverties have been stepping outside each night to cheer for health care workers and first responders from their balconies, backyards, and doorsteps. However, the applause sounded a bit different in one neighbourhood last night. 

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. 

Reid filmed the video from the balcony of his Mount Pleasant condo, as a chorus of people in the area proudly sang "Oh Canada."

"Tonight my awesome neighbours added Oh Canada to the end of the 7 p.m. celebration of health care workers and first responders," wrote Reid. 

"What a unique way to meet neighbours!"

Reid also remarked that everyone is "alone together."

A number of people commented on the video, and a few of them said that it brought them to tears. One person stated how, "We're Canadians, we'll get through this."

Deputy Fire Chief Rob Martin commented: "Goosebumps bigger than olympic gold medal ceremonies. I'm so proud of Canadians and our response to this challenge. Stay safe Chief, thanks for sharing messages that fill our cup."

Have a look through some other awesome nightly cheers from around the city.





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