VIDEO: Charleston first responders are joining forces to ‘wave goodnight’ to the children and healthcare heroes at Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital.
Police, fire and EMS park their vehicles outside the children’s hospital, and when the clock strikes 7:30 p.m., they turn their lights on for five minutes, so that the patients inside can see them shine and know their community is here to say goodnight.
It’s a simple gesture, but with a big impact.
With these children facing their own battles every single day, the hospital can be a scary place to live; especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
“We wanna brighten their night, put a smile on their faces before they go to bed. All the Lowcountry’s first responders; fire, EMS, police, it’s a collaborative effort,” said Sgt. Sean Engles with the Charleston Police Department.
Engles says the light display is only visual so they make as little noise as possible at bedtime.