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WATCH Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz, Mariska Hargitay & Mark Hamill Pay Tribute To Nurses On Instagram

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By Rima Pundir

May 12 was International Nurses Day and celebrities like Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz, Mariska Hargitay and Mark Hamill took to Instagram to pay homage to these "superheroes" during these tough times of the Coronavirus pandemic. Sweet, emotional and perfect, these celebs and more set the tone for the day, making their fans extend their wishes to the men and women in blue, who are saving lives while risking their own. Watch, listen and learn how these celebrities extended their gratitude and thanks to nurses across the world...

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Wearing a white tee with a red heart on it, Salma Hayek stood against a red background and spoke for the nurses, thanking them for their incredible and selfless service. She also urged people to make a "heart chain" to thank the nurses, "Today is International Nurses Day. Let’s thank and send our love to all the nurses taking care of us relentlessly. Join us in forming a Heart Chain For Nurses on Instagram Stories." Watch the full video below to learn how...

Mariska Hargitay Went With A Makeup Free Pic

Mariska Hargitay promoting the Super Nurse Tee on Instagram for charity
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Looking fit, beautiful, and youthful without any makeup, Mariska Hargitay put a picture of hers wearing a "SuperNurse" tee to raise some much-needed monies. She captioned her post as, "A profound thank you to all responders and nurses who have been risking their lives to save ours. 100% of the net proceeds of the 'Super Nurse’ tee will help provide warm meals to medical professionals, first responders and those in need of assistance through @wckitchen. Please join me in expressing our deep gratitude, awe, and respect." Here's another Stay-At-Home post from her...

Mark Hamill Posted A Heartfelt Video About Frontline Workers

Mark Hamill being frisky on Instagram
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Mark Hamill thanked the frontline workers in a video, and it included both nurses and doctors who were also part of the "Star Wars" family as cos-players. The video touched many fans, generating more than 230,000 views in less than 13 hours, and continues to grow. Hamill captioned the video as "#InThisTogether Thanking all the heroes for keeping hope alive." and fans were quick to respond with comments like, "Mark Hamill a true hero on film and off. Star Wars is hope. And good people standing up against the dark. We just want characters we can love and emulate (in these tough times)."

Penelope Cruz Went With A Sketch Instead

Penelope Cruz shared a nurse-themed sketch on Instagram
Penelope Cruz / Instagram

Meanwhile, Penelope Cruz posted a sweet sketch, and tagged Salma Hayek as well, taking the hashtag "heartchainfornurses" forward. Most of her fans responded with a ton of heart emojis, liking her silent support for the millions of healthcare workers around the world who are risking their lives, saving others. Cruz and Hayek have been long time friends, so its only natural for them to support each other on social media as well. Here's a little throwback post from Cruz, when she and Hayek bonded over caviar at the Oscars...

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