Daily dose of sweetness: St. Cloud honors front-line workers with 'God Bless America'

A man standing on a front stoop outside his home.
St. Cloud, Minn., Mayor Dave Kleis sings from his front stoop Wednesday.
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All over the world, people have been coming together (while at least 6 feet apart, of course) to clap or cheer for front-line workers fighting the new coronavirus.

Now, St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis is calling on residents to do the same. He wants people to go outside and sing "God Bless America" at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays "until this is over" to honor the front-line workers who are fighting COVID-19.

"Let's honor those serving us — our health care professionals, first responders and many more. Let's lift our voices to 'God Bless America' — to lift their spirits!" Kleis said in a tweet.


From acts of kindness and sweet gestures to inspirational signs, these are some of the ways Minnesotans are lifting one another during the coronavirus pandemic.

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