Britain Just Broke Into A Round Of Applause For National Health Service Workers
The campaign to recognise the work of our carers went viral after Annemarie Plas, a yoga teacher from south London, posted a message on Instagram and WhatsApp.
Britain broke into a nationwide round of applause for National Health Service staff and care workers on Thursday night, after a viral campaign urged people to #clapforourcarers.
People were clapping for those working at the front line during the coronavirus outbreak all over the country, and it made for hugely moving scenes.
The applause rang out — from the south coast...
...and London, and basically everywhere in between.
Celebrities including Cheryl, Ricky Gervais, and Victoria Beckham paid tribute to the campaign.
And the prime minister and chancellor joined in too.
Even the royal family got involved.
The idea came from Annemarie Plas, a yoga teacher from Brixton.
After her initial message went viral, she told Sky News: "It made me feel really warm inside that I wasn't the only one that felt like that.
"It's such a simple message and we take so many things for granted, and now all these freedoms and options are taken away from us, we start to realise [what we have]. It's a good time to show how thankful we are."