A group of Brooklynites left kind messages outside Maimonides Medical Center in Borough Park last week, thanking the hospital staff for their work during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Thank you for showing up,” read one of the chalk messages, accompanied with a heart.
Hospital employees arrived for work on March 26 to discover the grateful messages, which were written in chalk along the pavement outside the hospital’s entrance on 10th Avenue near 48th Street, according to spokeswoman Eileen Tynion.
Inspired by the act of kindness, staffers from the pediatrics unit went down the block to the hospital’s emergency room, and wrote uplifting messages outside that read, “We’re all in this together,” “You are brave, you are strong,” and “Maimo strong.”
Workers at Maimonides also took the time to thank each other for their hard work and boost their spirits during the pandemic — which has pushed the limits of local hospitals and threatened the lives of its workers.
“I would like to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for all you have done and continue to do for the patients in the hospital,” said Libby, an employee who didn’t give her last name. “I consider each and every one of you a hero.”