British journalist and TV personality Piers Morgan praised and thanked Filipino nurses, calling them the "unsung heroes" of the United Kingdom in the fight to combat COVID-19.
Talking to his Good Morning Britain co-host Susana Reid during their April 7, Tuesday, broadcast (British time), Piers talked about a "lovely Filipino lady" he had a conversation with.
Piers said that the Filipino lady told him that all her friends work as nurses in the NHS, or the National Health Service, Britain's government-funded healthcare system.
He then gave a shout-out to the Filipino nurses and thanked them for their service.
"An amazing number of Filipinos working at NHS, and unsung heroes like so many, I just want to give them a shout-out... for helping everybody.
"I have a friend going through this with her mum... just outstanding care!"
"We're reliant on their care..." agreed Susana.
Then the British anchor mentioned the subject of "immigrants," just recently a contentious subject among Britons, who voted for Britain to get out of the European Union, or Brexit.
One of the underlying fears of pro-Brexit supporters is that the UK would be unable to take care of itself, if the influx of immigrants was not checked. Thus, it wanted to insulate itself from the rest of Europe.
Piers said, "It's worth bearing in mind when we talk about immigrants in this country, isn't it?
"These are the immigrants currently saving people's lives. They are coming here and are actually enriching our country and doing an amazing job.
"So thank you to all the Filipinos who are here doing all these amazing work and to every other immigrant working at the NHS currently."