Heartwarming stories of kindness and unity are beginning to emerge in the wake of Saturday night’s terror attack on London, which claimed the lives of seven people and left 48 others injured.
Alongside train worker's messages of defiance and a mother’s emotional tribute to the policemen who saved her son’s life, NHS staff across the country are supporting one another in the best way they know how – by sending each other boxes of pizza.
A group of nurses in Manchester, some of whom are still treating victims of the bomb attack at an Arianna Grande concert two weeks ago, sent a selection of pizzas to their counterparts working in Kings College Hospital last night.
The nurses and doctors at Kings, alongside other NHS staff across the capital, have been working nonstop to help patients affected by Saturday’s terror attack on London Bridge and Borough Market.
Taking to Twitter (below) to express her gratitude for the surprise gift, Emergency Department Doctor Jacqui Butler wrote that she was “feeling the love”.
The staff behind King’s College’s official Twitter account, which states that the hospital treats 1.5 million patients a year, echoed the sentiment with a tweet (below) that thanked staff at Manchester hospitals for their “kind” gesture.
This isn’t the first time that pizza has been sent as a show of solidarity following a terror attack.
Shortly after the Manchester Arena blast, which claimed the lives of 22 people, staff the The Boston Globe ordered pizzas to be delivered to journalists at the Manchester Evening News who were rushing to report on the atrocity.
And The Boston Globe staff were themselves paying the kindness forwards, after originally receiving pizzas themselves from staff at the Chicago Tribune while they were covering the bombing of the Boston Marathon in April 2013.