Following a 13-hour shift on his 14th day of work in a row, a Cork doctor had his bike stolen from outside the hospital where he works.
The theft was tweeted by a friend on social media resulting in an outpouring of kind gestures to help the young man get back on wheels.
The doctor, who wishes to remain anonymous, is said to have been covering for a colleague who is in isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Leaving the hospital, the medical professional realised his Trek FX 3 DISC bike was gone despite locking it up earlier.
Posting on Twitter Jamie O’Hara wrote: “My friend has just finished his 14th day working in a Cork hospital during the middle of a worldwide crisis and someone stole his bike from outside the hospital. To say this has hit him hard is an understatement.”
The tweet received a great deal of attention and resulted in a number of people offering their help, with one man offering to give his old bike to the doctor and another man promising to purchase a new model for the young man.
Through Mr O’Hara, the medical professional thanked everyone for their support.
Jamie tweeted: “I spoke to my friend briefly this morning before he left for work and the messages and offers from the people of Cork and beyond have really meant the world to him. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.”