We all know our paramedics work bloody hard.
That’s why we were so impressed with this simple idea of making their lives just a little bit easier.
In fact, the suggestion proposed in this now viral Facebook post shared by UK man Steve Edwards is so brilliant, it’s been liked by hundreds of thousands of people the world over.
LISTEN: Dr Simone Ryan speaks about the unruly hours doctors and nurses have to work on a weekly basis. (Post continues.)
Although he appears not to be the original poster, Steve “totally agrees” with the clever idea of the writer, who was sitting in a cafe when they noticed something going on in the queue.
“As I sat in a cafe drinking my coffee and eating my sandwich, two paramedics (who were obviously taking a chance to grab a quick bite between jobs) came in and joined the queue waiting to get their breakfast and cuppa.”
“Just as they got to the till they got a message on the radio. They had to go at once.
“They both laughed and said ‘that always happens to us!’ Then they both rushed out to help someone.”
The cafe-goer reflected that while “paramedics have one of the most important jobs in the world” and were trying to get some energy while on duty, everyone else in the queue was just having a snack while shopping.
And that’s when they had an idea.
I have to say, I totally agree with this.As I sat in a cafe drinking my coffee and eating my sandwich 2 paramedics…
“Why don’t we all we use this social media to get people (and companies) to allow paramedics and all other emergency services to jump the queue and get served as soon as they come in?”
“That way they have a better chance of getting a drink and perhaps some food before they go on their day helping people.
“I would always happily stand back and let them go in front of me after all their next job could be me or someone I know or I love.”
The call-to-action ended with a request to share and like the post and boy, did people respond.
Edwards’ post alone has been liked more than 240,000 times, shared more than 280,000 and received more than 52,000 in three weeks.
At this rate, we could be seeing this small act of kindness occur in cafes around the globe in 2018. Frankly, we can’t think of a better New Year’s resolution to make.