Organizers of a Valentine’s Day rally in Philadelphia are looking to make the city a kinder place.
The first-ever “I love Philly” observance will be held Saturday at, where else?, Love Park.
City Councilman Curtis Jones said Monday he’s excited about the gathering’s potential.
“Be a little kinder in the ‘City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection,’ starting with each other,” he said. “It begins at home, it begins with each other as a community, and we hope it to be contagious.”
High school student Ivana Lash said a lot of kids plan to be there.
“As young people and … as a community in Philadelphia, we have to show everybody that Philadelphia is a place of love,” she said.
The group is urging people to give “hugs not shrugs” this Valentine’s Day.