‘Dear superheroes in scrubs’: Children write an adorable note and sacrifice their pocket money to buy gift bags for hardworking doctors and nurses during the coronavirus crisis
- Kaleisha Pilkington said her children wanted to help Australian doctors, nurses
- They put together gift bags for the ‘superheroes in scrubs’ and penned a poem
- Other Australians have banded together to help the elderly and less fortunate
- Australia’s coronavirus cases soared to 710 overnight, with a total of six dead
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A family of children have written a heartfelt letter to doctors and nurses and organised a gift hamper for their hard work during the coronavirus pandemic.
Kaleisha Pilkington’s four children were worried about the killer virus and wanted to help the Australian doctors working tirelessly to stop it from spreading.
The Pilkington children chose to use their pocket money to put together gift bags for the ‘superheroes in scrubs’ at Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth to show their appreciation.
The hamper bags also came with a heartwarming poem from the children, calling the doctors and nurses ‘superheroes in scrubs’.
Kaleisha Pilkington’s four children (pictured) were worried about the killer virus and wanted to help the Australian doctors working tirelessly to stop it from spreading
The children put together hampers for the ‘superheroes in scrubs’ during the coronavirus pandemic
The heartwarming letter from the Pilkington Family to Australian doctors and nurses
‘Dear Superheroes in Scrubs, some days you may feel like giving up, maybe admitting defeat, days when you don’t get to stop or even have something to eat,’ the note read.
‘Things are crazy, resources you lack, we hope this helps when you need a snack.
CORONAVIRUS CASES IN AUSTRALIA: 756
New South Wales: 353
Western Australia: 52
South Australia: 42
Australian Capital Territory: 4
Northern Territory: 1
TOTAL CASES: 756
‘When you get a second to breath, and we really hope you do, please grab a snack…better yet, two. Love the Pilkington Family.’
Social media commended Ms Pilkington and her children for their initiative in bringing smiles to Australian doctors and nurses.
‘I just hope every parent remembers that we’re raising the next generation and we need to teach them to be the people, the world currently lacks – empathetic, thoughtful and kind humans,’ Ms Pikington told Daily Mail Australia.
As the country’s coronavirus cases soared to 710 overnight, with a one-year-old being the youngest person to contract the deadly virus, Australians have banded together to support each other.
Dan Folkes and Hayley Johnston struck up a conversation online and decided to print out forms for anyone who needs help during these trying times.
The couple have offered their help elderly people who may need a hand to grab groceries as shelves have been stripped bare, sending out forms titled ‘Corona Care’.
Dan Folkes (left) and Hayley Johnston (right) are handing out pamphlets to the elderly or anyone who needs help during these trying times
‘The idea is for us to get in front of people, hard copy stuff for the elderly that don’t get online, that don’t use the internet, so if they’re visiting cafes, restaurants, they can pick one up and ask for our help,’ Ms Johnston told Nine News.
David Walsman from Balmain in Sydney launched ViralKindness.org.au to gather people who want to help the less-fortunate during the coronavirus pandemic.
‘We feel the people who need help, might not be on social media,’ he said.
‘To get groceries, their prescriptions, maybe their mail – I think this could bring out the best in the community, rather than the hoarding that’s been going on.’
The initiative dubbed Corona Care allows the elderly who are not on social media fill in the form and will receive help