The message to the medical staff written on the whiteboard at JR Tabata Station in Kita-ku, Tokyo has led to the spread of a “thank you circle” in which station staff and medical staff express their gratitude to each other. ..

A handwritten message for medical personnel is written on the whiteboard placed at the ticket gate at the north exit of JR Tabata Station.

The station staff at Tabata Station wrote, "Everyone who is struggling devotedly every day, day and night. Thank you very much. I have seen you in the news etc., and I just said" Thank you. I just have the feeling of "Thank you" and "Please do your best", expressing gratitude to the board.

Around Tabata Station, there are medical institutions that accept patients with the new coronavirus, such as Tokyo Metropolitan Komagome Hospital and Tokyo Women's Medical University East Medical Center, and medical staff working there use the station.

The station staff wrote a message after the last train of last year's New Year's Eve, when the number of people confirmed daily for the new coronavirus exceeded 1,000 for the first time in Tokyo.

Normally, I would write a message to celebrate the New Year, such as "Happy New Year," but this time, I rewrote it many times to express my gratitude to the medical staff who are at the forefront of the year-end and New Year holidays. I wrote it up.

In response, people who are medical personnel have begun to respond to the station window saying that they were "impressed by the message."

And on January 27th, about 180 people, including nurses working at Tokyo Metropolitan Komagome Hospital, sent me a panel with a thank-you message.

There are feelings of gratitude to the station staff, such as "I am grateful to everyone who continues to work to protect the daily" natural "" and "Thank you for your warm message. I am very courageous." Written, the panels were lined up next to the whiteboard.

At Tokyo Metropolitan Komagome Hospital, about 100 patients with the new coronavirus are currently hospitalized in four wards, and doctors and nurses are treating them day and night.

It is said that he was happy to see the message on his way to work while he was tense due to his busyness and tension.

Mayumi Tsuji, the director in charge of nursing, said, "Since it was written to medical personnel, I was very happy and grateful to stop and read the contents."

Yuri Soma, a nurse, said, "I felt the importance of expressing my gratitude without taking it for granted. I felt that I wasn't doing my best alone, and I was grateful." I was talking.

At Tabata Station, we are preparing cards for station users and soliciting messages to give to medical professionals.

Stationmaster Okamoto said, "We also thanked you and received the words thank you from the hospital staff. People were connected by the words thank you. We feel that we should do our best together." It was.