Healthcare workers are some of the most selfless and compassionate individuals ever to exist, and right now, they are doing what they do best by performing everything within their power to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Whether it’s working hours on end to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients or producing the most up-to-date information to inform the masses of best practices on how to protect themselves, it’s safe to say that healthcare workers are certified badasses.
And their continuous efforts and hard work have not gone unnoticed.
Around the world, citizens have been expressing their sincere appreciation and gratitude to those directly battling coronavirus on the front line while maintaining physical distancing, of course!
— Cat (Belanger) Toffoli (@catbtoffoli) March 24, 2020
Vancouver applauding healthcare workers everyday at 7 p.m. — beautiful sights & sounds & display of human spirit. 🤍🤍🤍pic.twitter.com/TUV5WSjq2p
— Madison Koekkoek (@madisonkoekkoek) March 23, 2020
Similar videos have emerged from citizens in France and Spain, where each night at 8 pm, residents express their love for healthcare workers.
Here in Paris, people are going to their windows each night at 8pm to cheer for our healthcare workers. My neighbors all yelled “à demain!” (see you tomorrow!) to each other. pic.twitter.com/zMjHpBILJV
— Catherine Down (@catherinedown) March 18, 2020
My sis lives in Paris & is in full lockdown mode. She told me every night ppl open their windows & cheer 4 healthcare wrkrs. I think this is a beautiful & touching show of solidarity, so sharing this vid she took (w her permission). Cc: all frontline workers. I see you. #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/iTU2SqVssC
— Amelia Philpott (@ameliacphilpott) March 19, 2020
Madrid applauding and saluting as heroes all doctors and health workers that are fighting the epidemic, sent from Fundacion Jimenez Diaz Hospital. pic.twitter.com/qybgr5nzTE
— rafael yuste (@yusterafa) March 14, 2020
En los peores momentos, sale lo más bello del ser humano. Todos los vecinos dándonos ánimos, unidos y agradeciendo a las y los valientes que tienen que salir a la calle. Sonará cursi, pero el amor mueve el mundo. #AplausoSanitario
La Latina, Madrid. pic.twitter.com/o9kOQeYOUA
— Luis Ramiro (@luisramiromusic) March 14, 2020
As well, in the UK, every night at 8 pm, Brits across the country come together to celebrate their resilient NHS (National Health Service) workers.
Even the Royal Family, the Beckhams, James Bond (aka Daniel Craig), and Prime Minister Boris Johnson — who has since tested positive for coronavirus himself — have joined in the fun.
YESSS. Claps, cheers, and fireworks for our amazing NHS workers, from the selfless doctors, nurses, cleaners, janitors… THANK YOU pic.twitter.com/OHT67dhuq0
— Louise McLoughlin (@LouiseJoUK) March 26, 2020
To all the doctors, nurses, carers, GPs, pharmacists, volunteers and other NHS staff working tirelessly to help those affected by #COVID19: thank you.#ClapForOurCarers #ClapForNHS pic.twitter.com/XnaUPJyDoX
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 26, 2020
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— James Bond (@007) March 26, 2020
— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) March 26, 2020
We often take healthcare workers for granted. But in times of adversity and struggle, such as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it is heartwarming to see communities around the world come together to highlight and publicly acknowledge the tremendous sacrifices that these individuals are making to ensure the safety of everyone else.
However, while they are true heroes, it’s not only healthcare workers that are ensuring our well-being.
Vendors of essential services, including pharmacy, grocery, and custodial workers, as well as local businesses such as restaurants issuing delivery and takeout services, are doing their part and working tirelessly to make sure that we have all we need to live out these lockdowns and quarantines.
So, here’s to all of these workers keeping us safe! We salute you, we celebrate you, and we appreciate you.