It’s been a longtime tradition for lovers to attach locks or “love locks” to Paris bridges to signify their love.
However, city officials began to remove some locks from the Pont des Arts bridge because parts of the fence began to crumble under the weight of the locks.
Don’t fret, though. You will soon be able to purchase the locks for a good cause as the city is set to sell the locks and donate the proceeds to refugee groups next year.
Bruno Julliard, first deputy mayor of Paris, told the Guardian that the sales are projected to raise over $107,000, and leftover locks will be melted down and sold as scrap metal.
@NoLoveLocks How can we buy them? would love to get some.
— Jenee Andreacola (@likeidreamof28) December 6, 2016
No Love Locks, a group who has opposed the locks since 2014, supports this initiative.
xx, The FabFitFun Team