Grab the tissues.
A number of videos showing millions of people in Britain standing on their balconies to cheer on their hero health care workers fighting the coronavirus on the front line have gone viral.
The clips have been shared to social media overnight, bringing much-needed joy to the lives of those stuck at home in isolation.
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A dedicated hashtag has even been set up, and if you need something to make you smile today, all you need to do is search #ClapForCarers and you’ll feel warm again.
“#ClapForCarers was the moment we all needed. Thank you everyone. NHS workers; you are the best of us. This video is from Manchester, but was repeated everywhere,” one person tweeted.
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) March 26, 2020
A health care worker on his way home from the hospital even took to social media to express his gratitude at the heart warming sight.
“Incredibly touching to hear the applause (and fireworks!) erupt from the windows and balconies around me on the way home from the hospital. Thank you so much everyone – we really value the support you’re all giving us as we do our best to be there for you,” he wrote.
Incredibly touching to hear the applause (and fireworks!) erupt from the windows and balconies around me on the way home from the hospital. Thank you so much everyone – we really value the support you’re all giving us as we do our best to be there for you. ??? #ClapForCarers pic.twitter.com/3K5aml4CGR
— Tom Dolphin ??? WASH YOUR HANDS (@thomasdolphin) March 26, 2020
With millions of people in Britain and around the world locked-down in their homes, the idea of stepping out onto their balconies in the fresh air, while clapping and cheering for those working to protect us, has become something many look forward to.
The Royals even joined in on the fun and shared an adorable clip of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
“To all the doctors, nurses, carers, GPs, pharmacists, volunteers and other NHS staff working tirelessly to help those affected by #COVID19: thank you,” Kensington Royal wrote.
So while we may not be able to hug each other, we sure can clap – and that’s pretty special right now.
— London FBU (@LondonFBU) March 26, 2020
— Sharon Frew (@stvsharon) March 26, 2020
— Justine Brian (@JustineBrian) March 26, 2020
A beautiful spring evening, shed a small tear as the whole of Lodnon erupted in cheers and applause. Thank you, London! (Put your sound on)#ClapForCarers #clapforNHS #wembleyarch #london #bestcityintheworld pic.twitter.com/dKXoBICtE5
— Dr Helgi (@traumagasdoc) March 26, 2020
?????? That just made me cry ? A chorus of thanks heard across London as people applauded the wonderful NHS health workers risking their own lives to save others. Thank you ? #ClapForCarers #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/CWnd8wYJzj
— Sophie Walsh (@sophie_walsh9) March 26, 2020