Vancouver healthcare cheers

People in Vancouver have been cheering for healthcare workers from their balconies

Vancouver has been a sight for sore eyes lately as residents take to their balconies at exactly 7 p.m. each night to cheer on healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In what has become a nightly tradition, Vancouverites have begun stepping out on their balconies in time for the 7 p.m. shift change to express their gratitude with cheers, claps and whistles sounding off in all directions.

Vancouver is one of many cities around the world that cheers for its healthcare, first responder and front line workers while residents remain in self-isolation to help reduce the spread of the virus.

Italians were some of the first people to dance, sing, applaud and make signs to thank healthcare workers as they ended or started their shifts. Parts of Spain, like in Barcelona and Madrid, later joined in.

After that, people in France and all over Europe were eager to express their thanks to anyone working through the pandemic.

While many people in Canada remain in self-isolation, other acts of kindness have popped up all over the country.

Niagara Falls was lit up with hearts to inspire hope during this difficult time and Canadians began a caremongering initiative to support each other.

Lead photo by

Teo Romera


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