After #DFWOvation, Mayor Johnson calls for other Texas cities to participate in 'Thank You Thursday'

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Office of the Mayor, Eric Johnson

April 21, 2020

Tristan Hallman
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After #DFWOvation, Mayor Johnson calls for other Texas cities to participate in 'Thank You Thursday'

DALLAS — Following the success of the #DFWOvation last Thursday, Mayor Eric Johnson is calling for other cities to participate this week in an event called "Thank You Thursday."

Cheers rang out in neighborhoods across North Texas during last week's brief Thursday night event, co-hosted by Mayor Johnson and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price. Click here to watch Mayor Johnson's video for the event.

Mayor Johnson said he wants to give people more opportunities to collectively show their gratitude to front-line workers.

"I was truly touched by the outpouring of support across Dallas and Fort Worth for our healthcare workers, our first responders, and everyone providing the essential services that are helping us get through this difficult time," Mayor Johnson said. "I would love to see cities throughout Texas join in this week as we honor our heroes."

Mayor Johnson and Mayor Price are again asking people to give ovations at 7 p.m. on Thursday and show appreciation in other ways. For example, the mayors have taken part in WFAA's White Ribbon Rally, which honors healthcare workers, by tying white ribbons around a tree at their homes.

The mayors encourage people to use the hashtag #ThankYouThursday to demonstrate their appreciation to front line workers.

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