In a gesture of thanks to frontline staff, everyone across the UK was asked to join a mass round of applause from their doorsteps, windows and balconies this evening.
Applause could be heard right around the region as the clocks struck eight.
Videos of this soon filtered onto social media, our Sports commentator Anthony Pilling got involved from his balcony with the simple caption “Cheers you lot”
Across the City, in Ancoats, a police car with its blue lights on was applauded down the street.
Northern Care Alliance staff member Lucy Blunn said on twitter “That was a bit emotional” while posting a video of her street.
Bury North MP James Daly also got involved and posted a video on twitter
Local Rugby league side Rochdale Hornets posted a message on Facebook simply saying “Thank you, NHS”