There’s a new trend taking off in the United States. Apparently, little blue lines have surfaced on curbs all around the country. For most people, designated parking spaces may come to mind when envisioning blue lines on curbs, but these lines are quite different and the reason has thousands of people commending one man for starting such a laudable trend.
According to Mad World News, the growing trend is actually an act of solidarity in honor of law enforcement agents around the country. It has been reported that the campaign, known as the Safe Harbor Initiative, was created by a man named Anthony Welichko of San Antonio, Texas. On September 9, Welichko took to Facebook with a photo of one blue line on a curb, explaining the reason for the trend. Many homes in the area now have blue lines on the curbs in front of them, which means the residents support police officers and the work they do for the betterment of their community.
“The Safe Harbor Initiative:
To all law enforcement who see this line, know that the residents of this home appreciate your service and dedication to keeping the peace. Know that when you enter the neighborhood and see these lines that you are not alone or without ‘back-up,’ Welichko wrote.”
However, that’s not all. The blue lines are also a message for the media. Welichko went on to explain that the lines are a representation of the community’s voice, as they do not need the help of the media to make their sentiments known. The blue lines are a constant reminder of their stance where the support of law enforcement is concerned.
“We do not need the media to make our voices of support for our police and emergency services heard (though it would be nice),” Welichko explained. “Lastly, if you are in my neighborhood and mean to harm a member of law enforcement, know that decision may be hazardous to you health as someone has that officers back!”
Welichko concluded his explanation by asking Facebook users to share his post and share the word. Almost immediately, Facebook users gravitated to his post and granted his request. In less than a week, Welichko’s Facebook post has gone viral, with hundreds of thousands of views and more than 60,000 shares. The movement has also motivated Americans in other states who have also detailed their intent to partake in the movement.
[Image via Facebook / Anthony Welichko]