Mariah Carey Honors 'Hero' Healthcare Workers

She showed her appreciation for those 'taking care of their communities in this time of need and uncertainty'

April 13, 2020

Like millions of New Yorkers, Mariah Carey is sheltering at home during the coronavirus pandemic, and this weekend she joined many of them to celebrate the first responders who are working during the crisis in the city.

At 7PM on Easter Sunday, the pop icon took part in a daily celebration in which Manhattan residents make noise for medical professionals and first responders. Wearing bunny ears and floral pajamas, Mimi stood on a balcony with her children and showed her appreciation for emergency workers by clapping and cheering.

Earlier in the day, Mimi was part of a virtual Sunday Easter service organized by Joel Osteen, in which she performed a touching version of her 1993 song “Hero” as a tribute to the people who are working every day to help their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Quite the unique time in history, a time that doesn’t allow us to be together in person and to be festive and worship with one another,” she said. “But I’m grateful that so many of us are staying home, staying safe and, in doing so, keeping each other safe,” the GRAMMY winner said before singing her hit single.

Carey dedicated the song to “those who work every day, taking care of their communities in this time of need and uncertainty. The heroes who are making our daily lives possible. Let’s continue to support them and each other.”

The pop star has been sharing photos and videos on social media of how she’s been spending her time while self-isolating with her family, from working out to cooking. The singer even posted a hand-washing tutorial set to the rhythm of her remix of "Fantasy" with Ol' Dirty Bastard, in which she suggested that people use a timer to make sure they’re scrubbing up for a minimum of twenty seconds.

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