'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)
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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)

Credit: AP Photo/Charles Krupa

Credit: AP Photo/Charles Krupa

It can be a long night for sick children in the hospital, but at one Rhode Island medical facility, young patients are treated to a nightly light show that brightens their spirits.

"Good Night Lights" at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence started six years ago and was inspired by resident cartoonist, Steve Brosnihan, according to The Associated Press.

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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.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.