BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Remnants of the 2016 presidential campaign still remain. But the current divide sparked something in Laura Thompson.
"I just needed to do something. So I came up with the idea to put a message of love and unity out there. Bring people back together and heal that division," said Thompson, a minister at Minnesota Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
So she created a yard sign with a simple message.
"Love your neighbor. Your black, brown, immigrant, religiously different, LGBTQ, etc."
Thompson's hope is that the sign of love will open eyes and change hearts.
"I remember driving around during the election with friends and people would get upset. These signs are unifying," she said.
It's working. Her Facebook inbox is flooded with messages from people who learned about her grassroots movement. From Arizona, New York, Texas and Ohio. All wanting to know how they can get the signs.
And the calls for more keep coming. Thompson says she had trouble keeping up with demand, so she's passed it on to a printing company.
"I am a messenger. Deliver a message of love. That is what ministers do and try to put that love into action," Thompson said.