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Break in case of love at first sight

While some were still debating whether love at first sight is a real thing, we skipped that conversation and moved straight into action. This was a very different Valentine's Day for the locals of Aveiro.

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© Joana Batalha

Those who walked through Aveiro on February 14 were able to find a new emergency system. Our volunteers woke up at 5 am to spread 60 red boxes with instructions for people to break the “glass” in case of a very special emergency. While these devices are usually made to use in case of fire, these boxes were made to help with a different type of flame. Those who followed the statement "Break in case of love at first sight" found, inside, a red rose.

Whether to mark the beginning of a new romance, the appreciation of an older one, or the importance of friendship, roses, quickly found new homes and warm the hearts of the people of Aveiro!

Valentino is a project of Agora Aveiro that grew out of our love for this city and its people, and the will to give without the expectation of receiving back. This project was possible through Inspire, Florista Girassol and Instituto Português do Desporto e Juventude I.P..

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