Gifts of cake, flowers, wine and toys have been sent in for the British nationals quarantined amid the coronavirus outbreak.
They may be confined to an NHS staff accommodation block in Wirral, but the 94 patients have received the warmest of welcomes after being flown back from virus-hit Wuhan.
A nearby school has been set up as a support centre for relatives and a Facebook forum is giving those staying at the block an extra window to the outside world.
"I just had to do my bit," said Lisa Houghton, who sent in a pile of toys and games for children to play with.
"I couldn't possibly throw all these games and toys away or take them to a charity shop when there are children in isolation."
The group on Facebook is filled with similar gestures and sentiments.
After word began circulating that one of the patients was due to celebrate a birthday, a box of handmade cupcakes was delivered.
Another well-wisher sent in a box of Play-Doh to help keep the children amused during their planned 14 days of quarantine at Arrowe Park Hospital.
Emma Davies said: "We have taken lots of things including some wine. I think if I had been through what they've been through I would want a drink."
Meanwhile, sandwiches and cups of tea have been laid out at the support centre set up by the local council for visiting friends and family.
Volunteer Myrtle Lacey said: "Everyone wants to help. That's the kind of community spirit we have. We will be offering tea, coffee, sandwiches and a very warm Wirral welcome."
Gale Osborne, an emergency response officer from the Red Cross, said: "We've got volunteers from all over the region, from Preston to Knutsford.
"If we can't help, we will know someone who can. We are here for as long as we are needed."
In another act of kindness, a council manager hand-delivered a birthday ring for a couple in the quarantine centre.
Matt Raw ordered a ring for his wife Ying's birthday from a jewellers in Cheshire, while they are confined at Wirral's Arrowe Park Hospital.
Wirral Council's David Armstrong then picked it up and brought it to the hospital.
Wirral residents said they were pleased people were doing as much as they could to make the evacuees comfortable.
Jim Wier said: "When you think about what has been reported about this disease, it is quite a shock that people are here in quarantine, but they are in the best place.
"The hospital staff are excellent. The nurses have a great sense of humour - they will be cheered up."
Others sounded a note of alarm at the prospect of hosting potential carriers of the coronavirus so close to home.
Mary Lorenzo, from Liverpool, said: "I was a little bit worried because my mother-in-law has been a patient at Arrowe Park since Christmas.
"She is on the mend but it is still a concern. I understand these people have to go somewhere but I just wish it was somewhere else."