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These are all the ways Canadians are saying thanks on International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day is being celebrated today like never before across Canada. 

While nurses have always been an invaluable part of society, their contributions have never been more appreciated than amid a global pandemic. 

As frontline healthcare workers continue to risk their lives to save others, Canadians are taking to social media to show just how grateful they are to the industry. 

Members of Toronto's Fire Fighters' Association are pay homage to their medical counterparts with signs to honour National Nursing Week. 

The actors ofrom Global's medical drama Nurses put together a compilation calling on Canadians to shout out the nurses in their life. 

Canadian beer brand Molson Coors just announced it's providing free meals to 20,000 frontline healthcare workers in Canada. SkipTheDishes has donated 2,800 so far, and they're accepting donations until May 31, while numerous small businesses and restaurants across the country have been doing the same.

Canadian brand Roots spotlighted some local heroes today by posting some photos of real-life superheroes in their scrubs. 

While several McDonald's franchisees across the country went above beyond for their local hospital. In B.C., a franchisee in Richmond announced that it will be supplying the COVID-19 ward of the Richmond Hospital with coffee every day for two months.

One location in Montreal delivered breakfast to the emergency department at the Jewish General Hospital. Same goes for a North Vancouver McDonald's franchise with its breakfast delivery to the nurses at Lion's Gate Hospital. 

Rogers's new Hearts and Smiles campaign, which sends all proceeds from t-shirt and mask sales to the Frontline Fund, is getting extra endorsements from celebrities like actor Jason Priestley today. 

Canadian icon Celine Dion shared a video of herself thanking nurses worldwide, alongside some other celebrities, as part of a L'Oréal campaign. 

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