We a are pleased to let our readers know, that it has been a while since we have heard about any negative, nasty or offensive notes being left on emergency vehicles.
Instead, ‘gifts’ being deposited on emergency ambulances appears to continue to be a ‘thing’.
So far, notes of various denominations have been left on the windscreens of emergency ambulances, from £5’s to £10’s (excluding the £10 and accompanying note that we found out was fake, but seems to have started the whole thing).
We have also shared stories of various ‘food parcels’ being left on emergency vehicles which mainly consist of sugary snacks (no doubt intended to keep crews going as they work their busy shifts).
As yet, there seems to be no sign of any similar ‘donations’ being deposited on the windscreens of police cars; or at least, if there have been, then we have not heard about them. Yet…
And we have not heard of any similar gifts being left on the windscreens of fire engines – although, you would need to be quite tall in order to get to the windscreen wipers.
We won’t hold our breath in relation to any stories forthcoming about notes, money or food being left on lifeboat launch, coastguard or search & rescue vehicles either.
It would seem however, as if the nations heart has been won by the men and women who are on the ‘thin green line’.
The latest gift, has come in the form of two Caffe Nero gift cards which were left on the windscreen of an emergency ambulance based in Bath.
The note left for the ambulance crew said:
“thank you for everything you do.
“we love and admire you.
“enjoy a cuppa. H xx J xx”.
We are not sure as to how much credit has been put on the two cards, but we are guessing that it will be more-than-enough to keep the two crew members going for at least one shift.
A member of the crew messaged us and said:
“Today is a good day for Bath Ambulance crews with a very much appreciated gift left on two of our Ambulances this morning. Thank you H&J x”
But what is behind this new craze?
Not too long ago, there seemed to be a trend of silly people leaving silly messages on emergency ambulances whilst their crews treated their patients.
Some of the messages were just ‘funny’. Some, were slightly offensive. Whereas a few were threatening and got one lady arrested owing to the vile words she left for an ambulance crew who were treating her sick neighbours.
Some elements of the national press have tried to get under the skin of the kind-hearted people who are leaving these notes.
But to be honest, I think it just comes down to the fact that there are some nice people out there who just want to show the emergency services that they appreciate what they do.
And regardless as to what you might think about this unexpected trend, anything that shows the nice, kind and warmhearted side of humanity should be celebrated.
And that’s why we like to share these sort of stories with our readers
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