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Midtown development starts community-wide game of ‘I spy’

All week, residents in Midtown Atlanta take to their balconies to cheer and applaud medical professionals during an 8 p.m. shift change. (Video by Ryon Horne)

In Midtown, Colony Square starts ‘see a heart, share a heart’ challenge to spread some joy amid coronavirus

As the city’s residents shelter in place, Atlantans have found a variety of innovative ways to still connect with one another.

Signs across the city have offered encouragement, residents have taken to balconies to thank health care workers and now, in Midtown, Colony Square has teamed up with the neighborhood to spread some joy in a community game of I spy.

The “see a heart, share a heart” challenge encourages residents to connect with each other.

“Residents are encouraged to take walks outside, explore the urban neighborhood and search for beautiful hearts displayed around the one-mile district as long as they comply with social distancing requirements and the latest government mandates,” according to a release from Colony Square, a retail development in the heart of Midtown.

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“The coronavirus pandemic has introduced a severe lack of human interaction, something we all crave but too often take for granted,” Mark Toro, North American Properties’ chairman of the board and Midtown Alliance board chair said in a statement. “See a Heart, Share a Heart is our way of showing solidarity and support for everyone affected – after all, we are in this together.”

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The hearts will be on display for a couple of weeks. Participants are invited to post pictures on social media and tag Colony Square to be entered for a chance to win prizes.