Companies offer freebies to medical workers on National Nurses Day

A University of Mississippi Medical Center team leader shows off an adapted World War II iconic “Rosie the Riveter” T-shirt, honoring the teaching hospital’s nurses and medical professionals as they joined with members of the Mississippi National Guard to applaud both incoming and outgoing medical shifts at the Jackson, Miss., based hospital, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Wednesday marks national nurses day. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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UPDATED 2:27 PM PT — Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As part of National Nurses Day, companies across the country are showing their appreciation for people on the front lines. All industries, from travel and lodging to food and retail, are doing their part to give back to medical professionals during these trying times.

Major airliners, like Jet Blue and Delta Airlines, are offering free round trip flights to nurses so they can work in areas hit hardest by the coronavirus. This special will last through the end of June.

Other transportation companies are also offering deals, such as ride hailing apps Uber and Lyft.

Members of the Mississippi National Guard join University of Mississippi Medical Center team leaders in applauding both incoming and outgoing medical shifts at the teaching hospital in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Wednesday marks national nurses day. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

As for medical workers looking for a temporary place to stay while they work, some hotels, including Hilton, Marriott and even Airbnb, are offering free rooms.

Food chains and grocery stores are also getting in on the action. Costco and Aldi are offering early access to stores for anyone with their medical ID.

Retailers like Adidas and Big Lots are offering discounts ranging from 15 to 40 percent off.

Meanwhile, food chains are giving out free meals and treats. McDonalds will give a complimentary meal to any medical professional, while Dunkin’ Donuts will give up to five free cases of donuts to nurses on Mondays.

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Local artist Shane Anderson, left, and Matt Hintz create a chalk art tribute near the entrance to Abbott Northwestern Hospital with a custom “thank you” design on the sidewalk near the entrance of the hospital entitled, “Superheroes in Scrubs,” Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in Minneapolis. The day was National Nurses Day. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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