Viral videos of Britain clapping for healthcare workers will tug at your heart strings

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.


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.

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.

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.