During the premiere of its 29th-season opener on Sunday, the longest running sitcom in the US, The Simpsons, took time out to support Puerto Rico as it still faces the effects of devastating Hurricane Maria.
A still image at the end of the episode showed the Simpsons clan holding up the Puerto Rican flag, with Marge holding a sign saying Unido. Twitter handles for UNICEF USA were included. After the show, a screenshot was posted on their Twitter with the headline “How you can help.”
— The Simpsons (@TheSimpsons) October 2, 2017
The Simpsons joins a growing list of shows and celebrities asking citizens to help Puerto Rico. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has been a constant presence on Twitter promoting those attempting to help while a growing list of major sports teams have been finding ways to show support. Jennifer Lopez recently pledged $1 million to relief efforts for the island.