A Paramedic serving in the East of England Ambulance Service has taken to social media to thank shoppers in Cromer who cheered and clapped him as they allowed him to move in front of them in a long shopping queue.
Paramedic David Tillyer said:
“I am humbled and a little bit emotional.
“I finished my night shift this morning and joined the line of shoppers waiting to enter Lidl in Cromer.
“One by one, they all let me ahead of them, followed by a round of applause and thank yous.
“Once I’d done my round of shopping inside, a lady I’d been chatting to in the queue ran up and swiped her card on the reader to pay for my shopping.
“I tried to say “that’s kind but you musn’t”, but she said with a smile “Not much you can do to stop me now”.
“Thank you to the lady that did that and thank you to all the shoppers that made me feel special after a tough run of shifts.”
This is but one of many stories which have emerged over the last few weeks of members of the public showing their appreciation and support for NHS workers and emergency services personnel.
Many of the recipients of such ‘random acts of kindness’ have told how these kind gestures have really helped uplift their morale during these unprecedented times.
In one video that emerged on social media last week, a medic left her house to head to work only to find that her entire street had come out to applaud her as she got into her car.
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