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Nurse Breaks Down In Tears At Empty Supermarket Shelves After A 48-Hour Shift

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Nurse Breaks Down In Tears At Empty Supermarket Shelves After A 48-Hour Shift

Nothing can be more demoralizing like being unable to meet basic needs!

Following a 48-hour shift, a frustrated critical care nurse who was unable to purchase basic foods has tearfully urged shoppers to stop clearing store shelves in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dawn Bilbrough, 51, from York, who had just finished a long and stressful shift, explained in an emotional appeal that she had visited the supermarket to pick up basic food products for the next two days but left with a ‘little cry. ‘

Dawn Bilbrough, 51, from York a frustrated critical care nurse who was unable to purchase basic foods tearfully urged shoppers to stop clearing store shelves in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

Upon finding no fruit and vegetables to support a healthier life amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the health care worker made a tearful appeal to the public asking them to ‘ please stop panic buying.’

Taking to Facebook, the nurse filmed herself from the seat of her car and said: So, I’ve just come out of the supermarket and there’s a no veg nor fruit. I’m a critical care nurse and I’ve just finished 48 hours of work and I decided to get some things in for the next 48 hours. There is no fruit, no vegetables and I just don’t know how to stay healthy.’

Dawn explained in an emotional appeal that she had visited the supermarket to pick up basic food products for the next two days but left with a ‘little cry

She continued: ‘Those people that have emptied the shelves have basic products. You t need to stop panic buying because it’s people like me that can take care of you when you’re at your lowest, just stop it, please! ‘

Fortunately, Ms. Bilbrough was overwhelmed with messages of encouragement from concerned friends and loved ones after uploading the emotional video, with some users offering her some of their very own food items.

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Oh, Dawn, I’m so saddened to see you so upset. The work you’re doing is so very important to so many people, and how unfair it is that this means you’re last in line for the good food. You really need to stay safe and keep on doing an important job. Thinking of you right now while also sending you much love.’ A user wrote.

The emotionally-inspired video came as retailers stressed there’s plenty of food in the supply chain, but, on the other hand, shoppers need to act responsibly

Another added: ‘Oh dear Dawn, it’s heartbreaking to see you like this, I feel you are powerful, and what you do is so important …. and many others … proud. I’ll share with you.’

Elsewhere a third offered the nurse some of their groceries, informing her: ‘Dawn, bless you! Please don’t cry, I am in isolation but I have a bag of potatoes, watermelon, and carrots that you can have.’

Nevertheless, the emotionally-inspired video came as retailers stressed there’s plenty of food in the supply chain, but, on the other hand, shoppers need to act responsibly in order to ensure everyone gets the needed items.

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