By Tracy Cabrera
Nurses were ‘starstruck’ after receiving surprise delivery from Neeson, who sent the flowers with a video message and bearing a card that said: “(To the) lovely Aussie and Irish nurses.”
Nurses said that the unexpected gesture from the Irish actor proves how much of a gentleman he is and how he appreciates the service given by frontline staff at Australian hospital located in Parkville, Victoria.
Neeson is actually a native of County Antrim in Northern Ireland and he said that he sent the bouquet of flowers to the nursing staff to express his ‘respect’ for their work.
He is currently filming his newest action movie entitled Backlight in the outer suburbs of Victoria state’s capital city.
A post shared on The Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Facebook page on December 17 read: “I will find you . . . and I will . . . treat you”—a nod to Neeson’s perhaps most famous line from the surprise hit Taken.
The post continued: “Liam Neeson is filming a movie in Melbourne and was kind enough to send in some flowers to our Acute Medical Unit, which was a COVID-19 ward this year.
“Thanks Liam, from all of us starstruck at RMH!”
Neeson’s note read: “To all you lovely Aussie and Irish nurses. Thinking of you all. Much love and respect, Liam Neeson.”
Back in April, when Neeson was in quarantine lockdown at his home in Sharon, Connecticut, the actor likewise took the time to film a special video to offer words of encouragement to the staff at the local New Milford Hospital in Connecticut.
He said in the video: “As someone who is personally connected to the Sharon community, I’ve seen firsthand how courageous, dedicated, professional, and resilient the clinical staff are at Nuvance Health hospitals.”
He continued: “During this challenging and worrisome time, I’m feeling encouraged by the hospital’s readiness for this serious health crisis.
“Let’s show the Nuvance health heroes how much we appreciate their devotion and commitment to patient care.
“Together, we’ll get through this. Let’s make that our promise to one another.”