At 8pm on Thursday, April 2, for the second week running, families across the North East and the UK took to their doorsteps, back gardens and windows to applaud those on the frontline.
The initiative, which gathered pace and was hugely supported on social media, saw the heartwarming sound of clapping ring out across the country as we all paid tribute to those working hard to keep us safe.
Designed in honour of NHS workers, carers and key workers, many also used the moment to recognise other key workers across a range of sectors who are keeping the country moving during new lockdown measures imposed by the government.
As you put your hands together, many of you got in touch with the Northumberland Gazette on Facebook to share your own touching messages.
This is what you said:
Aimee Brown: Ambulances out in alnwick for another week 😊 x
Angie Walton: Next week I'm bringing some pans and spoons #ClapForCarers #clapforNHS
Stacey: That has really touched me and made me feel proud to be British! The community spirit is amazing #ClapForCarers #clapforkeyworkers #ClapForTheNHS
Claudia: Highlight of the week #ClapForCarers
Peter O'Brien: Even louder this week! #ClapForCarers #clapforNHS
Alison Harrison: Another good show from our street. Thank you NHS & carers across the board. I only wish our could generate the kit you all need #ClapForCarers