Ibo Omari is proving that with a few little alterations, a symbol of hate can be turned into one of love.

Omari runs an NGO called Die Kulturellen Erben (The Cultural Heritage) and used that to start a new project called Paintback, encouraging people to turn hateful swastika symbols around Germany into images that bring happiness and joy into the hearts of those who see them.

Paintback has been a big hit in Berlin, covering up dozens of swastikas already. Far-right groups and extremists are painting the symbols all over the city, but good people are going out and covering them up with lovely images like the ones you'll see below.

The artists working for Paintback hope to inspire others and spread the idea around the world, encouraging people to get out and take back their towns, painting over hateful messages or symbols and sharing some positivity.

Scroll down to check out some amazing examples of Paintback in action!

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