An ambulance worker was given a box of chocolates and a round of applause from people in her neighborhood as she was leaving for her shift at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital.
Tayla Porter,22, bust into tears by the wonderful reception as she was leaving for her shift.
She was unable to hold back her tears while her mother, Ali, father, Phil, and sister, Tash, watched on.
On a local forum, Ali had mentioned that Tayla would miss the national carers clap at 8pm as she would be working at 4pm.
But she didn’t expect her entire street to be clapping when the family stepped outside.
“We barely know anyone on our street. You see each other daily, but you don’t know each other’s names.”
Tayla was also given a box of chocolates and a homemade cake to take for work.
“Tayla just couldn’t believe it. She couldn’t believe that people would even notice what she’s doing. She just loves her job.
“I had no idea the whole street would come out. I just thought it might be our next door neighbours and the house opposite.
“What I didn’t realise was that every single house had at least one person come out to clap her.
“It carried on all the way up our street and you could hear them clapping all the way up the next street too.
“It must have been people texting people or word of mouth, because not everyone is on there,” Ali said.
Ali shared a clip of the touching event on Facebook which has so far been shared more than 73,000 times and received over 76,000 likes.
“I just love where we live, everyone in our street united to wave Tayla off on her paramedic shift tonight just the boost she needed.
“The heroes chocolates and homemade cake were a lovely touch.”
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Tayla – who dreams of becoming a lead paramedic – even had to miss her sister’s birthday to head out for her shift.
“There’s been some nights where Tayla’s come back and we’ve had to sit down and she’s had a bit of a cry from being exhausted.
“She’s seeing things that are quite scary. But she goes out there and puts a brave face on.
“We don’t know enough about coronavirus and that’s not the only thing they’re facing out there.”
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