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Yoko Ono Tried To Break A World Record For John Lennon’s Birthday And It Was Magical

Give peace a chance.

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John Lennon's birthday is on October 9th—he would be 75-years-old today.

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The 35th anniversary of his death will be observed in December.

So to celebrate his special day, Yoko Ono decided to organize a party of sorts...

One that would make this peaceful protestor proud.

So she invited all of NYC to come make a huge human peace sign in Central Park to celebrate John's life.

Over 2,000 flocked to the park's East Meadow lawn on Tuesday afternoon, according to CBC News. Ono hoped to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest group of human bodies forming a peace sign.
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Over 2,000 flocked to the park's East Meadow lawn on Tuesday afternoon, according to CBC News. Ono hoped to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest group of human bodies forming a peace sign.

Student drummers, local politicians, and aging hippie activists gathered to pay their respects.

Getting ready to break the World Record for Largest Human Peace Sign at Central Park! #imaginepeace

Some people sang, children danced, and musicians played tambourines. All in all, the vibe was perfectly Lennon-esque.

Though they weren't able to break the record, chances are John wouldn't be any less proud.

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"He really worked hard on trying to make things better for people, and so this is a very, very positive thing that's happened," Ono told Eyewitness News. The record that still stands was set in Ithaca, N.Y., in 2009, with a peace sign of 5,814 people.

HBD, John!!

We heart you!
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We heart you!

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