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It’s been a tough couple of years for those who have worked on the front line, particularly the health workers who have toiled to ensure our safety.
Yet despite our continued claps for the NHS, it seems some of us have already forgotten just how hard hospital staff have worked to keep us safe, with one paramedic coming under fire for posting a fun TikTok video with a colleague.
Watch the video below:
Rhianna Higgins was on a break with her colleague, when they decided to film themselves doing a TikTok dance challenge before returning to work. Even though the pair weren’t on duty, many were quick to her comments to complain about their behaviour.
“And people wonder why it takes three hours for one [ambulance] to turn up,” one person said.
“Now I know why my nan didn’t make it,” a second snide commentator added.
A third rudely added: “Shouldn’t you be saving lives?”
However, people have (quite rightly) stood up for Rhianna and her colleague, with the clip having amassed nearly 300,000 viewers.
“Great video, it clearly states they were on a break. Probably trying to relax after saving a life!” one person wrote.
“Thanks for your service and all the hard work you do,” a second agreed.
A third concurred: “Nice to see you having a well deserved break, thanks for everything you do.”
“It clearly states they are on a break. If you don’t like that, they are enjoying a break, then scroll on. Simple,” a fourth added.
Even Piers Morgan got involved in the discourse on Twitter, after the story went viral.
The controversial figure told his eight million followers: “If you’re genuinely ‘furious’ that overworked, underpaid paramedics are having a few minutes of fun in between saving lives…. You’re an imbecile.”
For once, we agree with Piers.