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Tallahassee tow truck drivers hold parade for healthcare workers

Posted at 11:16 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 23:16:57-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Tow trucks from all around Tallahassee lit up the campuses of local hospitals, saying thank you to healthcare workers.

The trucks paraded around, showing signs of love and support.

From Tallahassee Memorial to Capital Regional, a parade unlike any other.

Over 30 tow trucks sending a message of gratitude to those working on the front lines.

Beeps of love and thanks as tow trucks from all around the Capital city say:

“Thank you so much for everything that you’re doing for us and for our community, and putting your lives on the line everyday to keep us safe, “ said Jennifer Bay, the owner of A-Bay Towing and RJC Towing.

Jennifer Bay and her family coordinated the parade, getting tow truckers to shine their lights in a dark time, letting healthcare workers know just how much they are appreciated as they change shifts.

“A lot of them feel unappreciated, they don’t think people care about them," said Chad Whitfield, a tow truck driver with McGuffey’s Towing in Tallahassee. "But we do. That’s why we’re here tonight.”

All of them, competitors on most days, but for one night they're united as one.

“Whenever it comes to something like this we put our competitors temptation to the side and come together as brothers and sisters,” Whitfield said.

While this is a scary time for many, they want lift up those fighting COVID-19.

”Hospitals and nurses and everybody," said Bay, "doctors, ambulance drivers, everybody, firefighters how much we appreciate everything their doing.”

The light show doesn’t stop, they have committed to doing this every Friday until the end of this pandemic.

They welcome all tow trucks to join them in celebrating our healthcare workers.

Organizers would also like to thank both TMH and Capital Regional for helping coordinate the event.