‘That was emotional!’ 23 videos which show the whole of York came out to #ClapForNHS

26 Mar 2020 @ 8.59 pm
| News

York, you did good.

Judging by the posts on social media, thousands of residents took to their doorways, windows, balconies, gardens and street corners to clap the carers who are doing such an amazing job right now.

It was a simple but very moving gesture. People clapping for a minute at 8pm tonight to show their appreciation.

Most of the time we take our doctors, nurses, medical and other NHS staff for granted. But not now, not tonight.

The heroes and heroines in masks are working to keep us safe. And by joining in the national call to #ClapForNHS and #ClapForCarers, York made our gratitude loudly known.

Comments included:

  • That was emotional!! I’m so proud of all NHS staff but especially any of my friends who are currently risking their own health to care for & save others.

  • I thought we might be the only people awkwardly clapping in our street, but the whole neighbourhood was out in force. Clapping, cheering & even some fireworks could be heard far & wide 🥰 Very emotional. Very thankful & in awe of our #NHSheroes

  • Fountayne Street out in force for #clapforNHS 👏 literally round the corner from the hospital, couple of nurses walking down the street at the end of their shift nearly in tears with it all, them and all the other key workers well and truly are the backbone of our country