There are times in life you just wish you had a guardian angel.
Maybe you’re stranded with a dead phone and no sense of direction. Perhaps you waited for far too long during grocery store rush hour, only to realize your wallet is at home after the line watched your cashier ring up dozens of things you didn’t really need in the first place. Or you finally sat on that chocolate ice cream spill you thought only ever existed in your nightmares.
Whatever the case, everyone knows how it feels when a helping hand is just totally out of reach.
Well, apparently, it’s closer in Canada.
Snow is no stranger to Canadians, but that doesn’t make navigating through it each year while life moves on at a normal pace any easier.
So when the word got out this year that there would be even more snowfall than usual, hearts fell across the famously white winterland. And some of those good hearts knew they couldn’t sit by and let others suffer to reach those jobs that keep the mechanism of our society well-oiled. Yes, we’re talking about hospital workers.
Earlier this week, over 100 Vancouver locals resolved to offer up their snow-safe vehicles to those dedicated workers who were struggling to make the long, cold journey to their long, hard hospital shifts around town.
It’s not the first time these snow angels have appeared; back in 2019, more heavy snow saw the driving angels pop up around town and help out where they could. When they received so much positive feedback, they resolved to strengthen their efforts. Because it’s selfless acts like these that keep communities healthy and happy.
“[Staffers at Victoria General Hospital] have patched me up a hundred times,” volunteer driver Shelby Newcombe told CTV News. “They also delivered my little boy here, and I was also born here, so it is nice to give back to them.” And on top of offering up their vehicles, many of them are even going a step further, according to Newcombe: donating money for gas and treats like banana bread, which seem to be a big hit.