While everyone is self-isolating in the safety of their homes, health care workers are continuing to put in long hours to ensure everyone stays safe and healthy. As a way to thank all these workers, Vancouverites are cheering from their balconies every night. This daily ritual has been caught on camera by several locals. Each video is incredibly heartwarming and is the perfect example of how to treat every health care worker, especially during a time like this.
Government officials, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, have asked everyone to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
But while the general population is being asked to stay put, health care workers across the nation are continuing to work to keep everyone safe and healthy.
They are even putting their own health on the line in order to help others in need.
Their hard work and dedication are not going unnoticed and tons of Vancouverites have turned to their balconies and patios to cheer on their efforts.
Several videos have been posted on Twitter that show people in Vancity simultaneously clapping and cheering from their self-isolated areas.
The clapping and cheering take place every night at 7 p.m.
According to Vancouver Is Awesome, the word first spread on social media that applause would be taking place for all the doctors, nurses, first responders, and hospital personnel that are working during this pandemic.
Followed by each video on Twitter is the hashtag #clapfordoctors.
#WestEnd 7pm cheer for our healthcare workers. Thank you https://t.co/hScq4GGUsG— malcolm bromley (@malcolm bromley) 1584842694.0
But it’s not just happening in Vancouver. All around the world, people are posting videos of cities cheering on and thanking their health care professionals.
In Vancouver, the new nightly ritual has been taking place in the West End. With more videos being posted online, Vancouverites are encouraging other areas of the community to join in.
West End makin’ some noise #vancouver #westend #COVID19 https://t.co/KSffYdsKhZ— Pete Edwards (@Pete Edwards) 1584842832.0
The videos of the roaring applause might bring a tear to your eye. The audio is so loud and just goes to show that communities can still show solidarity, even at a distance.
People are cheering no matter where they are. In some videos, people are even honking their horns.
So if you hear loud noises, don’t be alarmed. Chances are, it is just the community showing their love for all the health care workers.
Others in the community have also come together to show their support for their fellow B.C. residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Even BC Ferries donated 2,400 pounds of perishable food to a local food bank after cancelling all food services onboard.
From my balcony: #westend #vancouverbc comes alive with cheers of mutual support from neighbours during #COVID19 se… https://t.co/6ZTkBASAt4— Matthew J Bordewick (@Matthew J Bordewick) 1584844719.0
With B.C. confirming dozens of new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, officials are now begging the public to say home.
By the looks of some photos posted online, people are continuing to get together in large groups and not keeping their distance.
More public applause in support of our health care workers in Vancouver’s #WestEnd . 7pm PST people started clappin… https://t.co/jyhSth1hJG— Melanie Nagy (@Melanie Nagy) 1584843249.0
If you don’t want to participate in the nightly cheer, the best way to support health care workers is to stay home.
Self-isolating really isn’t that bad, especially when a B.C. bakery is literally making single-serving isolation cakes for your solo hang.