Together at home

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The world being shut down has led to some amazing things with people coming together from all over the world to support each other. Recently, a star studded group of performers got together to raise funds and pay tribute to those working on the front lines of this coronavirus pandemic. 

On Saturday, April 18, the One World:Together at Home concert, curated by Lady Gaga, raised over $127 million to support the World Health Organization as well as other local and regional charities providing relief in the wake of this pandemic, according to the Global Citizens website. 

The eight hour concert drew nearly 21 million viewers on multiple platforms, including Youtube and Instagram. 

The show was divided into two parts, with the six hour pre-show and the two hour main show broadcast on TV and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, and Stephen Colbert. Performances included those by Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga,  and Jennifer Lopez.

Stories of workers on the frontline were also featured throughout the concert. 

A caption at the beginning of the show read, “To all of our frontline healthcare workers, we are with you. Thank you for being there for us.” 

This all would have been impossible if not for the amazing technology available. One twitter user commented on how intimate and small the experience seemed, despite the fact that millions of other people were watching. 

Lady Gaga tweeted after the show, “Thank you with all of my heart for watching #TogetherAtHome, sharing in a global moment of kindness with each other, and spreading positive and loving intentions. We love you.”