The COVID-19 pandemic has millions of Americans at home and unable to work, but doctors and nurses are still having to travel to work each day and care for the needs of others.
These essential workers are truly on the front lines, staying in the fight against the coronavirus and people have found unique and thoughtful ways of thanking them.
“We’ve seen videos of balcony performances, encouraging sidewalk art, heartfelt and hand-lettered signs and a multitude of creative ways people are coming up with to keep their spirits up and thank the essential workers who are still marching into work every day,” the Western Journal reports.
The Lake family is among those who have found unique ways to express their support as the family’s matriarch, Lynne, is a nurse of nearly 40 years.
Each day, members of her family greet her with applause, balloons, and even confetti-throwing, to thank her for her efforts.
From the report:
It was her 25-year-old son, Jonathan, who got their story in front of the public eye. He filmed some of the antics that he, his dad Richard, brother Peter, sister Zoe and Zoe’s fiancé Joshua get up to when she comes through the door at the end of her shift.
Wanting to share the good-natured celebrations, Jonathan posted a video of their homecoming welcome online, and even tagged John Krasinski, who entertained and encouraged the world with his “Some Good News” debut.
“Hi John,” Jonathan wrote. “We as a family have been welcoming our mum home from work as a hero. She is a nurse in the NHS in Britain and is working so hard everyday! We will continue to do this every time she returns home from work.”
There’s balloon-tossing, confetti-throwing, rose-giving, hand-sanitizer-distributing fun whenever she steps through the doorway — and of course, lots of clapping and cheering.
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Check out the video below:
@johnkrasinski #SomeGoodNews Hi John. We as a family have been welcoming our mum home from work as a hero. She is a nurse in the NHS in Britain and is working so hard everyday! We will continue to do this every time she returns home from work. pic.twitter.com/f1o1dq90pq
— Jonathan (@JonAddisonLake) March 30, 2020
Johnathan said the coronavirus has opened his eyes to always have something to be thankful for.
“I think in this time, we all have something, someone to be thankful for,” he said. “Take a moment each day to be thankful for those things you have in your life. Tomorrow isn’t promised so rejoice in today.”