HGTV Stars Send Messages of Gratitude to Frontline Workers from Home During Coronavirus Crisis
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart,” Jonathan Scott expressed to viewers
More than 15 of the network’s biggest names appear in a video message (above) premiering exclusively with PEOPLE. Each star takes a moment to thank those who are putting their lives at risk amid the pandemic, including healthcare workers, first responders and individuals who must continue to do their jobs because they are considered “essential workers,” including grocery store clerks, pharmacists and delivery people.
The sweet messages of thanks were all individually recorded by the stars from their homes, as they practice social distancing in an effort to stop the spread of the virus. Most were shot selfie-style, and some include cameos from the family members they are staying home with.
The video begins with the hashtag #HomeTogether, which the network is using to promote efforts to “flatten the curve” by staying home.
“How’s it going guys?” Property Brothers’ Drew Scott asks to open the video, followed by a series of stars saying hello and wishing health and safety to viewers. “I know it’s a strange time for a lot of us,” chimes in Karen Laine, from Good Bones.
“We must do a shoutout for all those people who are making things tick along,” continues Hilary Farr of Love It or List It.
Orlando Soria, of Unspouse My House, Alison Victoria, of Windy City Rehab, and Jasmin Roth, of Hidden Potential, then go on to thank doctors, nurses, first responders, delivery workers, grocery store workers and “hometown heroes” for the work they continue to do to keep life moving forward in unprecedented times.
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart,” Jonathan Scott, also of Property Brothers, expresses later. Ben and Erin Napier, of Home Town, continue the sentiment, with Erin saying, “I’m thinking of those people today. We just want to say ‘thank you.’”
“Make sure that you’re reaching out to your friends and family,” encourages David Bromstad, host of My Lottery Dream Home, while a smiling Christina Anstead, of Christina on the Coast, assures, “We’re all in this together.”
“We hope your family is safe and sound,” Jeremiah Brent, of Nate and Jeremiah: Save My House chimes in, with husband Nate Berkus by his side.
The video closes with Victoria coming back to say, “Stay safe, stay healthy, as we all stay home together.”
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