Kate Middleton and Prince William have been using their social media platforms to illuminate all the ways people can help the U.K. (and world) fight the coronavirus pandemic. Of course, donating money and resources is essential and something everyone should try to do. And on top that, you can show your appreciation online for the medical employees working around the clock to keep everyone safe. One way people are doing this is by posting videos of themselves clapping and hashtagging #ClapForOurCarers. It’s a sweet, simple way to hat-tip the folks on the frontlines of this crisis.
Middleton and Prince William got in on this on Thursday, March 26, posting a sweet video to Instagram of their children—Prince George, Prince Louis, and Princess Charlotte—clapping. They then specifically shouted out the U.K.’s publicly funded healthcare system, the National Health Service.
“To all the doctors, nurses, carers, GPs, pharmacists, volunteers and other NHS staff working tirelessly to help those affected by #COVID19: thank you.#ClapForOurCarers #ClapForCarers #ThankYouNHS #ClapForNHS,” the video’s caption reads.
See the adorable gesture for yourself, below:
The #ClapForOurCarers hashtag has completely swept the U.K. “Tonight I could hear 100’s of people in London clapping for our amazing NHS, the health and social workers and for every key worker putting their health at risk to provide vital services. There are countless heroes across the country, we’re grateful #ClapForNHS #ClapForOurCarers,” writer Tom Knight tweeted alongside a video of folks’ applause.
And here’s another powerful clip of #ClapForOurCarers in action:
Kate Middleton and Prince William actually visited the NHS last week. “The last few weeks, and more recent days have been understandably concerning with the continuing spread of coronavirus,” Prince William wrote in a statement posted to Instagram. “But it’s at times like this when we realise just how much the NHS represents the very best of our country and society–people from all backgrounds and walks of life with different experiences and skills, pulling together for the common good.”