A carer has proudly claimed that she "loves being a bum wiper" after a nasty comment left her in tears.
In a powerful video on Facebook, Tammie Lunt hit out at those who look down on people currently caring for the most vulnerable in society.
The 37-year-old from Fazakerley, posted the three-minute video after being brought to tears by someone who called carers "just arse wipers" in a nasty post.
Tammie, who has cared for children and adults through her 18 year career, said she felt it was important to stick up for herself and her colleagues who are putting themselves at risk every day.
In the video, which has now been viewed thousands of times, Tammie describes a typical day and why it is so important to her.
She said: "Just a quick message for the people who have the audacity to put us in a category of just "arse wipers".
"So let me just tell you something about our day.
"You know when we get our elderly up and we get them in the shower and they are covered in poo and wee, I love being that person who cleans them and makes them feel that little bit better about themselves.
"Because lets be honest, no person ever wants to be in that position where they have to have somebody who cleans, washes and dresses them.
"But you know the good part of my job, I love being an arse wiper.
"I love wiping that little bit of food that's on their chin. I love sitting there, holding their hand, singing songs with them from the past.
"I love doing all that. I love it. And I will never ever ever stop being a carer."
Tammie goes on to remind those who don't think carers deserve more respect that everyone could end up needing looked after.
She added: "Because, you know why, one of these days I'm going to be in that chair getting my arse wiped and having my hand held and have people talking to me about my family back in the day.
"And I'm going to love every minute of it. And I'm going to respect every person who is there for me.
"You bigoted-minded people who think we don't deserve no recognition, no praise, no pay rise, you are an absolute tool mate.
"So think about that when you're putting your horrible little, negative status up."
Speaking to the ECHO after the video went viral, Tammie said she wouldn't change her job "for the world".
She said: "Of course we are underpaid and overworked but the rewards take all of that away.
"When they look into your eyes and you can see you've made a difference to them, that is worth its weight in gold.
"We are not disposable and not everyone can do this job, but I wouldn't change it for the world.
"I love it and I won't ever stop doing it."
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Tammie said that he was so hurt by the comment made online after working under increased pressure due to the coronavirus crisis.
Carers are facing unprecedented challenges to look after people but are working harder than ever to make sure everyone is cared for.
She added: "I have been working 75 hour weeks. My hands are red raw and I have blisters on my face.
"But I wouldn't give it up for the world. They need me and I need them. So no, I'm not just an arse wiper."