'Padlocks of love' show up on fence in Prattville

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Updated: 8/29 12:46 pm

PRATVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The so-called "padlocks of love" which have appeared in other parts of the world are now showing up on a fence near downtown Prattville.

Prattville Mayor Bill Gillespie Jr. said he believes the locks represent romantic gestures. The Montgomery Advertiser reports (http://on.mgmadv.com/1pMSEOv) that most of the locks contain people's initials, a date stamp or a combination of those.

The Montgomery newspaper reports that Paris is the location most associated with the concept, where thousands of couples have latched locks to fencing at a pedestrian bridge. The keys to the locks are thrown into a nearby river in Paris as a symbol of lasting love.

The locks in Prattville are behind Carol Brooks Home and Holiday Shoppe. Store co-owner Stephen Brooks agreed with the notion that the locks are a display of love.

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Information from: Montgomery Advertiser, http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com

 

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