This summer, due to soaring temperatures (hello global warming!) Sweden was suffering from an epidemic of wild fires and our Swedish firefighters were struggling to cope.
In a show of solidarity lots of EU countries sent help. Norway, Denmark, Germany to name a few. Poland sent the biggest fleet of 140 firefighters.
And guess what? We saw them! Driving to my parents house from Arlanda airport in Sweden this August, we passed a long convoy of Polish fire engines. It was extraordinary.
Along our route, we saw hoards of people standing on bridges with big posters saying thank you and waving. These fire engines were on their way home after spending weeks fighting fires in Sweden.
Truly inspiring. And how beautiful to see European countries coming together in solidarity.