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

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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.

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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.

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