On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse made its way from Oregon to South Carolina. Millions of people across the country watched this natural wonder happen. In this moving video, we see people’s reactions, and how it made them feel connected to our world and to each other. It was a time to reflect on being human, and on what kind of world we really want. The darkness brought waves of joy and connected people with the intimacy of a shared experience. Something we take for granted—the sun—has the power to bridge distances and unite hearts.