At a time like this, it's hard to keep our spirits high.
For nurses, doctors and other healthcare workers who are on the front lines, helping patients who have tested positive with the virus, it's inevitably even harder.
Fortunately for one family in the U.K., they've come up with a unique way of welcoming their mother home from her shifts every day.
Lynne Lake is a nurse in Britain and has been for the past 38 years. She has always loved her work but admittedly felt beaten down by the long hours, stress and constant patients brought on by the pandemic.
Due to the quarantine, Lake's home is currently full of family, including her husband, Richard; their two sons, Jon and Richard; their daughter, Zoe; and Zoe's fiance, Joshua.
The family decided to start welcoming Lake home in a big way every day.
Fortunately, her son Jon took videos of the special moments and posted them to Twitter where the rest of us could enjoy them. So far, their big welcome home moments have included all kinds of creativity and fanfare.
There was the time when they applauded Lake when she walked in the door...
@johnkrasinski #SomeGoodNews Hi John. We as a family have been welcoming our mum home from work as a hero. She is a… https://t.co/oJHTx58rRh— Jonathan (@Jonathan) 1585572549.0
Another time, they set off confetti canons in the driveway when Lake got out of her car...
We surprised our #NHShero mum with confetti cannons as she came out of the car. The wind just took the confetti in… https://t.co/lCSydDlM0k— Jonathan (@Jonathan) 1586296438.0
Jon serenaded her with a song he gave her for Mother's Day a few years ago...
Welcoming our #nhshero home with a song I wrote for her 3 years ago for Mother’s Day. I think she needed this welco… https://t.co/F32DrKXZhC— Jonathan (@Jonathan) 1586195884.0
They even arranged a special date night surprise for Lake and Richard...
Our mum is an NHS nurse and we welcomed her home to a date night with Dad. @BBCNaga nothing was ruined. You gave a… https://t.co/2jqByRdwhD— Jonathan (@Jonathan) 1585942514.0
But Twitter's favorite was the family's little welcome home party crammed in their front hallway, complete with balloons, confetti and happy cheers.
Mum only works a half day today. So it’s an early one today. Never the less, we welcome our celeb mum home in style… https://t.co/5xznrA4qhs— Jonathan (@Jonathan) 1585746189.0
People have been feeling all the feels each time Jon posts a new welcome home video.
@ABC What a sweet gesture— Neoncowboy (@Neoncowboy) 1586284046.0
@ABC A wonderfull family . Lot of Respect for you all— Bernadette Black (@Bernadette Black) 1586285283.0
@ABC For all the frontliners*they see it all*feel it all & hopefully heal it all*so this beautiful gift to her make… https://t.co/soOnrHCM3z— Diane Jensen (@Diane Jensen) 1586285137.0
This is clearly a family of highly dedicated people—Lake to her patients and hospital and her family to her.
What this family is doing is such a beautiful sign of their commitment to her physical and emotional health during this stressful time.
We can't wait to see what they come up with next!
If you want to welcome someone home after a stressful day, this Mountain Meadows Pottery plaque is available here.