Photos showing a rainbow appearing to originate from the World Trade Center on the eve of Sept. 11 are quickly being shared online as they elicit emotional responses from admirers.
Ben Sturner, CEO of sports marketing company Leverage Agency, stepped outside onto the terrace of his apartment in Long Island City, Queens, Thursday morning, part of his daily routine to check the weather. He has an unobstructed view of the World Trade Center and the Manhattan skyline from across the East River.
One woman tweeted him, “Best birthday present in 14 years. This picture of hope and renewal that I feel coursing through me and out my fingertips. Thank you.”
One woman commented on the photo as shared on NBC 4 New York’s Facebook page: “The message: let this rainbow be a sign of peace, strength and forgiveness. They are all angels, resting in peace. 9/11/01.”
Another commenter said: “I’m on the bus and nearly cried when I saw this. Full body goosebumps.”
And thousands of others have chimed in, describing the photo as “beautiful,” “mysterious” and “incredible.”
Read more: NBC New York
— Ben Sturner (@leverageagency) September 10, 2015