PHILADELPHIA-- In the middle of the high temperatures and commotion of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, there is an oasis. It comes in the form of a wagon and small paper cups of lemonade at 12th and Market streets.
A group of nuns traded in their habits for purple shirts to spread their message of home.
"Just asking people what are their fears and hopes for this nation," Sister Mary Ellen said.
She is part of "Nuns on the Bus." They were in Cleveland last week for the Republican National Convention and now they find themselves in the city of brotherly love.
They want people to come together.
"People have so much. And then look at issue of people who are suffering from lack of health care, housing, and ways ways to mend the gap, to come together so everyone has a fair shot at living," Sister Mary Ellen said.
"Nuns on the Bus" were pleased with the response they got. They were celebrities on the street, posing for photos.
"I was down at the lobby and someone said the nuns were handing out lemonade on the corner. So I rushed over here," said Melissa Demyen, a delegate from California.
Even Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York stopped for a drink and picture.
The nuns were there to listen, even if some just wanted the cool drink. Others decided to pay it forward, inspired by a friendly gesture on a hot Philadelphia day.