Here's how people in Canada are saying thank you to frontline workers
Canada is giving a big "thank you" to frontline workers this week, with hundreds of Canadians leaving creative messages of gratitude across the country.
Nurses, doctors, paramedics, bus drivers, postal workers, grocery store employees, garbage collectors — these are just some of the people that are essential to keeping our country running during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some Canadians have given a big "thank you" to frontline workers, like these Vancouver locals cheering from their balconies as healthcare workers change shifts.
People from Vancouver are cheering on their balconies for health care workers every evening 👏- 📹 Bryndis Ogmundsdottir #Canada #BritishColumbia #Vancouver #YVR #CanadaLockdown #StayHomeCanada #CoronavirusCanada #COVIDCanada pic.twitter.com/3iH9Jh6dFy— Freshdaily (@freshdaily) March 24, 2020
While others have expressed their gratitude in smaller ways, like this sweet handmade poster spotted on a door in Toronto that says, "We appreciate you!"
This sign in Toronto brought a bus driver "to tears" after they finished working 130 hours over 10 days, proving that a little gesture can go a long way.
"You have no idea how much this small gesture meant to me," the bus driver wrote. "Thank you, Toronto!"
After working over 130 hours in ten straight days I saw this on my route today and it brought me to tears. You have no idea how much this small gesture meant to me. Thank you Toronto! from r/toronto
Meanwhile, an Ontario grocery store employee was touched by a message written in sidewalk chalk outside their store.
The sign reads, "Thank you essential workers."
This was written out front of my work this morning! Very nice to see! P.S, I work at a Grocery store! from r/ontario
And that wasn't the only sidewalk chalk scribble that had frontline workers tearing up — these messages outside of North York General Hospital hit one healthcare director hard.
Not sure who left these messages at the staff entrance to @NYGH_News but brought a tear to my eye this eve. If you know a healthcare worker, reach out, these times aren’t easy. Doubly so for those in direct care. Thank you. 🙏🏻 #COVID19 #NYGHProud pic.twitter.com/mJFRIKl0AH— Sean Molloy (@SeanJMolloy) March 27, 2020
Because, as this Calgary councillor pointed out, not all super heroes wear capes — sometimes they wear masks or gloves.
To all our health care practitioners, bus drivers, grocery store clerks, police officers, firefighters - anyone on the frontline....— Jeff Davison (@JeffDavisonYYC) March 20, 2020
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.#AlbertaCares #CalgaryStrong #COVID19 #Calgary pic.twitter.com/rsvDh9dw56
If you know a Canadian frontline worker, make sure to reach out this weekend and remind them that they're doing a wonderful job. A phone call goes a long way.
And if you're a frontline worker reading this article, then thank-you — because of you, Canada is a better place.
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