COVID-19, the illness caused by coronavirus has changed our way of life. The vile virus has resulted in the whole nation being confined to our homes and clouded the future for us all.
But the stress most of us are experiencing at home right now can’t hold a candle to the stress our NHS workers are facing right now. Every doctor, nurse and healthcare assistant (as well as all the other heroic roles that make up our Nation Health System) is working tirelessly around the clock, night after night, to eliminate this horrific virus from all of our lives. We’re are staying inside for them; so they can do their jobs and keep us safe.
Our NHS workers are classed as key workers during the nationwide lockdown, so it’s currently very difficult for them to get time off. For this, they deserve an unbelievable degree of appreciation and thanks and tonight, the British public did their best to give these heroes something back – from the confines of their home, of course.
At 8pm this evening (Thursday 26th March), Brits across the country stepped onto their porches or leaned out of their windows to physically applaud our NHS workers for everything they are risking for us.
I took part myself and I have to say, to see my street so uplifted and vibrant in a unison of appreciation was truly something special.
If you missed the nationwide-gesture, which organisers are calling Clap for Our Carers, you can soak up all those feels on Twitter right now.
Images via Twitter
Having worked in children's media and publishing for almost a decade, Ben is thoroughly excited to now be able to swear in stories and features. He is such a big fan of Disney and Horror films that he started an LGBTQ+ podcast called 'Once Upon A Scream'. His mum listens. You can contact Ben at [email protected] Twitter: @PulsfordBen / Instagram: @thebenmidlerFollow