The UK has erupted in applause in a national salute to honour the hardworking NHS staff who are trying to battle coronavirus.
People took to their balconies and doorsteps to clap and cheer, while vehicles sounded their horns at 8pm on Thursday evening as a gesture of thanks to frontline healthcare heroes.
The Clap For Carers campaign, which started online, was staged because “during these unprecedented times they need to know we are grateful”, according to the organisers.
That was emotional 💙— NHS (@NHSuk) March 26, 2020
My son is working in A&E at this very minute and I can guarantee you, at a time when many @NHSuk staff are feeling battle-weary, hearing the nation #ClapForCarers will have given them all a huge, aural hug.— Sian Williams (@sianwilliams100) March 26, 2020
Amazing scenes NHS we fucking love and adore you all LG x— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) March 26, 2020
Ok. That was a genuinely gorgeous, warm, unifying moment. The cheers, claps & whoops were like being at a gig. I was so honoured to say a big thank you to my neighbour who is a health worker, but also because she lent me her corkscrew earlier this evening. #clapforourcarers— Ayesha Hazarika (@ayeshahazarika) March 26, 2020
I didn’t know that a clap could make me cry, make me feel so connected even for a short time, to everyone out there, in the dark, or lit by the glow of their homes, a tide of love and...