'Good Night Lights' cheer patients at children's hospital
In this Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 photo, skyline lights illuminate downtown seen from Hasbro Children's Hospital, in Providence, R.I. For one sparkling minute each night, blinking lights from skyscrapers, tugboats, hotels, a yacht club and police cruisers send a goodnight message to sick kids inside the children’s hospital. Giddy kids inside the Hasbro Children’s Hospital wait for 8:30 p.m. each night, when invisible strangers flash lights from high-rise buildings and waterfront decks and parks. The kids get their own flashlights to return the message. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Businesses and individuals flash lights in the direction of the hospital, where up to dozen kids enjoy a light show nightly. The hospital is ideally situated, with an open harbor view and a clear view of the downtown skyline.
One patient, Olivia Stephenson, 13, blinked a flashlight from her hospital room window, in a demonstration of gratitude for the kindness of strangers.