The UK ambulance service has been the recipient of a number of horrid messages, but the tides seem to be turning.
A man was arrested in May after leaving a scathing note on an ambulance at the scene of a medical emergency, threatening it would be ‘smashed’, and earlier this year a woman pleaded guilty to a public order offence for leaving an expletive-filled note on an ambulance in Stoke-on-Trent.
In a turn of events, an anonymous note was tucked into the windshield of Gary Turley and his colleagues’ ambulance while they were attending to a patient in Faversham, in Kent.
Michal Pezdar, Carol Lewis and Gary Turley blocked a driveway in their effort to get to a patient after they were called out.
When they approached their ambulance, they noticed a note, and to their surprise, someone had left a ten pound note, too.
You’re blocking our drive… No worries. Buy a coffee when you can xxx
Ambulance technician Turley, from Ashford, told Kent Online that the gesture was appreciated.
The note was a really nice surprise, very generous and much appreciated.
I’d like to thank whoever it was that left it. It was really appreciated. It had been a challenging shift and to find this halfway through was lovely.
This isn’t the first time a well-wishing note was left on an ambulance’s windshield.
Two weeks ago a five pound note was left on a Flintshire, North Wales ambulance, sharing similar sentiments.
The message said:
Thank you for blocking my driveway to save a life.
Refreshments on me.
Ambulance crew member, Aimee Louise, responded to the gesture on Facebook.
She said: "Returning to the ambulance after a call to find this heartwarming message tucked under the wiper."
Absolutely made our day. Such a heartwarming gesture. Thank you so much kind stranger.
Additional reporting by SWNS.