From a friend in Spain: “So, there was a call on social media today in Spain to go out to balconies and windows at 22:00 to give a huge ovation to thank and support hospital workers. It’s 22:05 and I can hear the roar from the other side of the closed double glass windows.” pic.twitter.com/PkODSOyVue
— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) March 14, 2020
In answer to a call on social media, citizens all over Spain coordinated to collectively go out onto their balconies and open windows at 22:00 (10 PM) to give a wide round of applause to those who work in healthcare and the phenomenal work they’ve been doing.
Phrases such as “viva los medicos” (long live doctors) and “quedate en casa” (stay at home) were heard throughout the empty streets.
The great Chef José Andrés proudly shared a wonderfully ear-shattering video from his homeland and in response, followers shared their own videos from all around Spain, including Barcelona, Toledo, Madrid, Malaga, Valencia, San Vicente del Raspeig, and Gijón.
— Miguel Corrales (@MAGUEL4) March 14, 2020
In Madrid pic.twitter.com/Jjgl4EyzRj
— Comma, (@Comasegundo) March 14, 2020
In Valencia as well pic.twitter.com/2AQFkOcW9l
— Maiken Gelardi (@GelardiMaiken) March 14, 2020
My family sent me this from Malaga.. pic.twitter.com/rGUvC0adcO
— Paloma GB (@FlySy_Lab) March 15, 2020
From my son’s balcony at San Vicente del Raspeig, Alicante pic.twitter.com/D6sFbv2jHH
— Irene Rojas (@IreneMRojas) March 14, 2020
Toledo same. pic.twitter.com/jqgGpCyAXK
— Fr. Goyo (@FrGoyo) March 15, 2020
— Trinidad (@tfigaredo) March 14, 2020
Neighboring Portugal joined in as well.
— xoxo (@UnknowTalo) March 15, 2020
Portugal is now giving a collective round of applause for the doctors and nurses at 10PM, I guess until, forever? pic.twitter.com/Oj0ykUybjW
— Anna Prior (@annaprior) March 14, 2020
Here in Portugal we got a text going around social media to give a round of applause to the nurses and doctors helping everyone with this virus… this was the result here at my neighborhood pic.twitter.com/UXHMrjUZsB
— sofia? ?? (@singularitybabe) March 14, 2020