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What started as a simple act of kindness turned into a neighborhood project that spread love through an entire community near Baltimore.

When Kim Morton began suffering from anxiety and depression last year, Matt Riggs, her neighbor across the street, stretched white Christmas lights from his house to her’s as a show of support. The lights were meant to symbolize that they were always connected.

Before long, the entire neighborhood joined in, hanging lights from one side of the street to the other. Then, residents in nearby streets did the same.

This year, the neighbors had a light hanging party to repeat their efforts and now plan to make it a tradition.