Simon Gregson of CORONATION Street gives his classic car and motorcycle to the heroes of the NHS in a touching gesture.
The actor – who plays Steve McDonald in the ITV soap opera – went on Twitter Friday to share his plans with his followers.
He wrote: “Dear NHS workers, I have two classic projects (car and bicycle) if you drive or drive and put old machines on it.
“Just a little thank you. They need work! But all of us. No delivery for obvious reasons oh and thank you. “
The 45-year-old was bombarded with messages from his fans who praised him for his thoughtfulness.
One of them wrote: “Oh what a nice gesture Simon … I work for the NHS but not on the front line – I hope you and your whole family are well xx. “
Another added, “Nice thing to do. Close-up of NHS frontline workers. #NHSThankYou #NHSheroes. “
Simon went on to provide more details on the two vehicles, writing: “This is a 1968 1300 four-wheel drive triumph that needs a work buddy, but it’s free and I have to say than the most comfortable car I have ever sat on VAT and duty free. “
He added: “The other is a 1955 owner 1, Francis Barnet kestrel 30c still needs work. I would like these to go to the front line people who deserve a gift for their tireless efforts. “
Simon’s move comes just days after he revealed he had contracted the coronavirus.
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He told fans on Thursday: ” 1st day out of bed today starts to feel a little better after getting the virus.
“My main symptom was gastric and is still terribly horrible but fortunate not to have a respiratory tract. Stay safe everyone x. “
ITV made the decision to stop filming Coronation Street and Emmerdale amid the coronavirus pandemic last month.