Today it was all smiles, but the last time Simon Bakewell saw paramedics from the East Midlands Ambulance Service, it was a very different story.
Last year, he was recovering after a heart transplant operation, but when he was out walking the dog with his family, he had a heart attack and collapsed.
Simon's family described it as a terrifying time.
Simon can hardly remember much from that traumatic day, so he was glad to have the chance to meet the paramedics who helped save his life to say thank you.
A chance too for the paramedics to see how their quick response kept Simon living.
Simon is now looking forward to going back to work - he says he can't thank them enough.