Lisa Walley Staggs works at Tulane University Hospital and noticed something quite odd while she was leaving work the other night...odd and breathtakingly inspiring. There, seen through a window of the old abandoned Charity hospital of New Orleans was a Christmas tree, shining bright with Christmas lights.

Charity hospital has been closed and abandoned since Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans in 2005.

From Lisa's Facebook page -

For those few of you who may not know...I work at an inner city New Orleans hospital that happens to be situated directly across from Charity hospital. Charity hospital has been closed, it's windows darkened, since hurricane Katrina, and is a gloomy and dreary sight on the best of days...at night it's down-right scary. Until tonight. See, I park on the roof of my parking garage, and tonight as I was leaving work, I glanced over at the forgotten building, only to see the lights of a tiny Christmas tree! I wish the pictures did it justice. I don't know how it's lit. I don't know how it's even in there, but it made me smile just a little bit tonight!

Lisa Walley Staggs via Facebook