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'You keep us motivated': health care workers thank Vancouver for nightly round of applause

Last Updated Mar 28, 2020 at 2:54 pm PDT

Vancouver Coastal Health workers thank the city for nightly applause. (Courtesy @VCHhealthcare/Twitter)

VCH workers took to social media to thank Vancouver for the nightly round of applause they receive

Each night at 7 p.m. people come out to their balconies cheering and clapping for health care battling the pandemic

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — They hear your cheers Vancouver and are thanking you.

Vancouver Coastal Health workers are showing their gratitude on social media for the round of applause they get each night.

Health care workers wearing goggles and masks are pictured holding signs saying, “‘Hey Vancouver!! We hear your cheers every night at 7 p.m. and we thank you. You keep us motivated + inspired. Thanks for staying home. Love, VGH Emergency Dept.'”

Each night at 7 p.m. applause rings out around the city to show support for all the front line workers battling amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

RELATED: Health-care workers applauded every night in Vancouver when clock strikes 7

And it’s not just Vancouver, communities around the world have been using the hashtag #clapfordoctors on Twitter and Instagram to spread the word about similar events happening elsewhere. Fraser Health has also been showing their love back to cities like Abbotsford and Chilliwack on Twitter.

In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, public health officials have called for as much physical distancing as possible.

With files from Hana Mae Nassar