'Let's show them we stand together:' Spread the Love's Decaris Hunter speaks on nationwide protests

Decaris Hunter stood on the corner of Richard Jackson Boulevard and held signs encouraging...
Decaris Hunter stood on the corner of Richard Jackson Boulevard and held signs encouraging people to honk in support of 'Spread the Love.' (WJHG/WECP)(WJHG)
Published: Jun. 1, 2020 at 4:53 PM CDT
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There was a lot of honking off Richard Jackson Boulevard in Panama City Beach but there wasn't a traffic jam, and no one ran a red light.

Instead a different kind of light was standing on the corner.

“I feel like God is pulling me out here. Love is pulling me out here," Spread the Love's Decaris Hunter said. "The world is dark right now. So we need a lot of people stepping up and being the light."

Hunter said he is working overtime this week in response to the nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd.

“I’m hearing about different protests and different gatherings coming together and it’s not really in a positive way. And it just made me feel some type of way because I’ve been sharing this message for two years so it’s like what are we doing?” Hunter said.

He wants folks to approach the issue in a different way.

​“If you want to be heard, if you want to be seen, get attention, do something positive. Do something everybody else isn’t doing," Hunter said.

People stopped by to share their gratitude for Hunter's efforts, snapping a few pictures, or even just laying on the horn.

​“I promise you, it’ll change everything," Hunter said.

Law enforcement officers are also encouraged to join.

​“Let’s show the world something different. Let’s show them we stand together," Hunter said.

It's just three words to thousands of people but Hunter has faith in every one of them.

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