From the very white weddings to amazing ICU nurses - the most heartwarming acts of kindness that happened in Ireland during Storm Emma
As heavy snow sent Ireland into into lockdown during Storm Emma, people across the country pulled together.
While treacherous roads and a Status Red weather warning suspended everyday life, we saw some truly heartwarming geatures.
Here are some of our favourite feel-good moments from the past few days:
When snow came to a little girl in ICU
Children across the country were delighted to make the most of the snow - building snowmen, sledding and playing outside with their friends and family.
Holly is in the Intensive Care Unit in Our Lady's Crumlin while she waits for a heart transplant so she couldn't go outside but the kind-hearted nurses ensured she wouldn't miss out.
And here are the nurses who brought the snow to Holly Well done ladies pic.twitter.com/v93mwEdyOP— HeartChildrenIreland (@HciCalendar) March 3, 2018
Snow heroes who helped a stranded ambulance
When this ambulance got stuck in the snow in Dublin during an emergency call, locals rushed to help them to get back on their way.
Those who helped couples to pull off a white wedding
Couples who tied the knot this week were probably hoping to enjoy spring sunshine on their big day but Storm Emma meant they ended up with a very white wedding instead.
Laura McDonagh and James Twomey feared they would have to postpone their wedding in Cobh, Cork on Friday due to the treacherous conditions but kind locals had other ideas.
After her sister Lisa appealed for help on 98FM's Opinion Line, Gus Tennant stepped up, using his 4X4 to bring the bridal party and other guests to the church.
Saying thanks to our heroic emergency workers
Our dedicated frontline emergency workers proved what heroes they are through their tireless work during Storm Emma.
Dublin Fire Brigade were delighted last night when Dominos Pizza and Firehouse Pizza sent their on-duty crews food on Friday night to say thanks.
Thanks for the #RandomActsOfKindness from @dominos and Firehouse pizza for dropping in some pizzas to tonight's on-duty crews acknowledging the work put in over the last few days. pic.twitter.com/FSKfDkTD1K— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) March 3, 2018
These animal lovers who went above and beyond to care for our four-legged friends
Several feet of snow wasn't enough to deter the dedicated staff from the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals from their duties.
They braved the elements to make sure that more than 200 animals at their Dublin centre were fed and cared for.
Day 4. The DSPCA has been hit by some of the worst of the snow falls. Thankfully our very dedicated staff have managed to walk in to help provide vet care, food and comfort for the 200+ animals that are on site under our care. We cannot thank them enough #dspca #beastfromtheast pic.twitter.com/SRRL9WGlSV— DSPCA (@DublinSPCA) March 3, 2018
Volunteers who risked their safety to help rough sleepers
While the majority of us spent Storm Emma in our warm, safe homes, there are many people across the country who aren't as fortunate.
The volunteers from Inner City Helping Homeless put their own safety aside to provide vital and practical support to vulnerable people across the capital.
#ICHH volunteers went above and beyond over the past 48 hours putting others safety in front of their own. We have supported state run agencies when we aren't government funded ourself. If you would like to support our vital service you can do so here: https://t.co/EaTZSxDEZz pic.twitter.com/wQZUMbqYNZ— ICHHDUBLIN (@ICHHDUBLIN) March 2, 2018
Farmers and County council crews who pulled together to clear the roads
When the roads were impassable council crews and farmers were among the first to begin to clear and grit them, helping emergency vehicles to continue with their important work.
Here are some of the random acts of kindness that Indepedent.ie readers witnessed during Storm Emma:
Our neighbours all checked on each other, dug out cars that were stuck, cleared paths and picked up shopping where needed. It was a really good reminder of how important strong communities are.
I did not panic buy so I was left with very little, I did not think of the aftermath, so silly of me.
My friends and neighbours were very good to me, I had a fairly full fridge by the time people stopped knocking at my door
We got stuck in the snow and the neighbors and a guy with a massive car that was carrying special tools has been helping people all day, I don’t know his name but thank you.