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D.C. Gym Paints Mural for 90-Year-Old Former Ballerina Who Watches Classes Through Her Window

Each morning at 7 a.m., Tessa Sollom Williams settles in at the window of her eighth-floor apartment and watches across the way as members of the gym next door work out on the roof. The 90-year-old Sollom Williams has been cooped up inside her Washington, D.C. apartment for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and so watching others exercise at the neighboring Balance Gym has been her sole source of inspiration. “I never miss it,” she told the Washington Post. “I love watching them.” And they love being watched — so much so that after Sollom Williams’ daughter shared with them the sweet story, Balance Gym created a special “Keep Moving” mural for her to see each day from her window. That's so kind!

Photo Credit: George Pagan III

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