Healthcare Worker Broke Down Crying After Neighbours Applauded Her Leaving For Work
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Tayla Porter, a Healthcare worker from Basingstoke in England, was left stunned after everyone in her street gave her a standing ovation when she left for work.
A video of the scene from last week Thursday has now gone viral.
Healthcare workers across the world have unselfishly been putting themselves on the front-line during the coronavirus pandemic.
In many cases, their chances of contracting the potentially deadly virus are increased due the lack of protective gear available.
How did the idea come about?
The coronavirus crisis has placed a huge strain on England’s NHS (National Health Service).
As a way for the public to show their appreciation, it was decided that a collective applauding of NHS would occur last week Thursday.
That incidentally was the last occasion Prime Minister Boris Johnson was seen in public before he announced that he had contracted the coronavirus.
The time set for the national clap of appreciation was 8pm.
The issue was that Ms Porter was due to depart for work at 4pm.
So her neighbours decided instead to give the paramedic a personal send off.
It was a very touching moment for the 22-year-old Tayla and her whole family.
“It was overwhelming for all of us,” said Tayla’s mom, Ali.
“Tayla just couldn’t believe it. She couldn’t believe that people would even notice what she’s doing. She just loves her job.
“I had no idea the whole street would come out. I just thought it might be our next door neighbours and the house opposite. What I didn’t realise was that every single house had at least one person come out to clap her.
“It carried on all the way up our street and you could hear them clapping all the way up the next street too.
“You’ve got more time for people and appreciate them more now. It brings you closer.”
Ali’s closing words were particularly poignant. Despite the fear and panic the coronavirus has brought, there have been many heart-warming stories such as these where people are showing solidarity and support for one another.
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