Months into the pandemic which has caused much of the world to pause, and with thousands of new cases and hundreds of people dying everyday from COVID-19, a lot of people and organizations are taking time to say thanks to healthcare workers.
WWE is one of those organizations. Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon shared the company’s collaboration with AdWeek and major sports leagues like NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and NASCAR in “The Real Heroes Project”. It features athletes and entertainers - including John Cena, Charlotte Flair, and Triple H - dedicating their uniforms to their personal “healthcare heroes”.
Here are individual dedications from the Superstars involved, too:
Dr. Shannon, you are the real deal! Having men like you on the frontlines gives us all hope. On behalf of @WWE, thank you for your hard work and selflessness. Show your appreciation to the healthcare heroes in your community by making your own “jersey” for these #TheRealHeroes. pic.twitter.com/WpQauKb86I— John Cena (@JohnCena) May 6, 2020
Show ❤️ this Wednesday on National Nurses Day, as we honor the frontline healthcare heroes who inspire us. Create your own “jersey” (and do it with Flair!!) in their honor and tag your post with #TheRealHeroes to help cheer your hero on! pic.twitter.com/hawTXDmkQq— Ms. WrestleMania (@MsCharlotteWWE) May 4, 2020
Nurse Lisseth DeGracia, you’re a true @WWE Superstar and a real hero! Thank you for all of the sacrifices you’ve made and for fighting on the frontlines to help keep us safe. I am absolutely honored to dedicate my “jersey” to you... #ThankYou #TheRealHeroes pic.twitter.com/FGXT072BT3— Triple H (@TripleH) May 6, 2020
As the husband of an ICU nurse who’s my hero 24/7/365, I’ll just add that these folks deserve our thanks at all times - with or without a global health crisis. But gratitude and respect is always good, and this is a cool gesture by WWE and all involved.
What a lot of healthcare workers would probably love more than anything right now is help in reducing the number of coronavirus patients they’ll be treating over the next year or two. So even if the curve has been flattened in your area - don’t get too close to folks, wash your hands thoroughly & often, and wear a mask.
WWE can even help you out with that last one! Proceeds from all these stylish options go to a good cause!