According to WMTW, many businesses are stepping up to offer gratitude, discounts and freebies to nurses during National Nurses Week.

Nurses have always amazed me because I see them as calming, confident, compassionate and professional. When I was little, I would play nurse because the idea that I could make someone feel better was amazing. Like mommy, nurses had the power to comfort. As an adult, I understand more deeply the commitment that it takes to be a nurse; to care so much about other people that you dismiss their gross body stuff and treat their soul.

National Nurses Week runs May 6th through May 12th. BTW, May 12th is Florence Nightingale's birthday and this holiday was begun because of her. Florence was of course known for her commitment and passion to nursing; but she was also a writer, social reformist and responsible for starting the first secular nursing school in the world. She was a true bad ass and fought for women to join the workforce. Yup, Florence Nightingale is an icon and many have followed in her footsteps.

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Here are some of the businesses showing their support to nurses, according to the report from WMTW:

Adidas is offering a 40% discount on their merchandise to not only nurses, but also to  members of the military, other medical professionals and first responders.

Crocs is giving away 12,000 pair of shoes each day to health care workers during National Nurses Week. A virtual waiting room opens at their website each day at noon, everyone who gets in before noon will get a random spot in line.

Nike is offering a 20% discount on products from their online store to eligible U.S. Coronavirus medical workers and first responders. Visit nike.com/help/a/first/responder-discount.

The North Face is giving health care workers a generous 50% discount off non- clearance items until the end of 2020. When their outlet stores reopen health care workers can also get a 10% discount there.

Sketchers is offering a 30% discount plus free shipping through May 31st. No promo code is needed.

Clarks is offering 50% off one pair of shoes.

Dunkin' is treating nurses and health care workers to a free medium hot or iced coffee and a donut while supplies last. You know health care workers run on Dunkin'.

Circle K is offering first responders and health care workers a free coffee or tea.

I'm sure there are more out there. Do you know of any discounts or freebies for nurses that you would like to share? Comment on our Fan Page.