As our days of self-quarantining continue, people are looking for ways to still connect with others in real life.
Italy has come up with a creative way by having people sing together on their balconies. The footage — shared by thousands on Twitter — restores a little bit of faith in humanity and provides a silver lining of hope for when this is all over.
Italians in lockdown all over Italy are keeping each other company by singing, dancing and playing music from the balconies. A thread to celebrate the resilience of ordinary people. This is Salerno: pic.twitter.com/3aOchqdEpn
— Leonardo Carella (@leonardocarella) March 13, 2020
New York City residents, on the other hand, have absolutely no interest in following Italy’s lead. Trevor Noah made that clear when he posted a video on Twitter of him singing “A Whole New World” from “Aladdin.”
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) March 17, 2020
“I’ve been inspired by Italy and I figure, like, why don’t we do this in New York?” Noah asks in the clip. “We’re also neighbors out here. Let’s be together!”
After only a few seconds of the song, someone can be heard in the background screaming, “Shut the f*** up!” Well, Noah tried.
The scene is very reminiscent of the iconic bit in “Coming to America” with Eddie Murphy.
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