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Everybody Love Everybody Movement Born Here

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DALLAS (CBS11) – One man, one sign and one very simple message is now sweeping across the county and the globe after a Dallas man decided he had enough of the violence and hatred he was seeing around the world.

Chris Bailey said he could only think of three words after learning give officers had lost their lives in Downtown Dallas on July 7..

“The first reply I got was, ‘That’s impossible.’ And that crushed me,” said Bailey, who lives in Arlington.

Dejected and devastated, Bailey decided to put his emotions to good use.

He made a sign and just stood there, near a busy intersection.

“It’s black and white and simple,” said Bailey.

His sign read, “Everybody Love Everybody.”

Everybody Love Everybody in Sundance Square (Mark Schnyder - CBS11)

Everybody Love Everybody in Sundance Square (Mark Schnyder – CBS11)

Only cooled by the occasional wind from passing cars, Bailey is now on a mission to spread his message.

“We got to make the world a better place. It’s pretty rotten right now. We need a light at the end of the tunnel,” said Bailey.

Some tell Bailey his message is a “dream,” or something the world just is not capable of anymore.

“What difference can one man make? Not very much,” said Bailey. “But 37,000 of us? In a week? We can make a difference.”

Since he stared his Facebook page one week ago, his numbers have skyrocketed past 37,000 members.

“I give him credit. It’s just a great message and we need more of that,” said driver G.W. Hail.

Now, folks are making their owns signs, standing on corners around the country and the world.

“It’s time the world started thinking about that. There’s so much pain and so much heartache,” said driver Eileen Stebbins.

Bailey said while he appreciate the support on social media, he feels it is not enough.

He wants to folks on their feet.

“They think they have to be amazing. You don’t have to be amazing,” said Bailey. “You just have to do something simple. If we all go out and do something simple, It’s going to be amazing.”

The group plans to have a gathering Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas.

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