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Chicago Tribune to Boston Globe: Lunch is on us

The Chicago Tribune treated the staff of The Boston Globe to lunch Monday, a gesture of industry solidarity as well as appreciation for the Globe's tireless coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings last week.

The Tribune sent 60 boxes of pizza to the Globe newsroom from a local Boston pizzeria, along with a note of gratitude.

“We can only imagine what an exhausting and heartbreaking week it’s been for you and your city,” read the note signed by “Your friends at the Chicago Tribune.” “But do know your colleagues here in Chicago and across the country stand in awe of your tenacious coverage.”

Jennifer Peter, the Globe’s metro editor, tweeted about how touched she was by the act.

Other Globe staff members also used social media to express their appreciation.

Meanwhile, Regina Pizzeria, the local Boston restaurant that delivered the pizzas, also got some national attention out of the experience.