A man and his beautiful message of gratitude has gone viral this week after he stood outside of the hospital that saved his wife's life.
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Millions of people all over the world are currently in self-isolation.
via: GettyIn a last-ditch effort to slow down the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus, countries and major cities all over the world have gone into full lockdown.
COVID-19 has been spreading at an alarming rate...And, currently, there are 559,143 confirmed cases globally. A further 25,278 have tragically died from the virus.
COVID-19 is spread notoriously easily...Person-to-person contact is thought to be the main method of transmission for the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Through sneezing and coughing, primarily.
So self-isolation has now been deemed as the most effective way of combating the virus.And people have been urged to avoid any form of social interaction and contact as best they can.
Medical researchers have been working tirelessly to find a vaccine for the virus.
via: GettyBut with minimal funds and a growing number 0f patients, they have so far had no luck.
Our doctors, nurses, and carers are amongst the hardest hit in the pandemic.
via: GettyHealthcare workers have been forced to work around the clock to keep up with the number of growing coronavirus cases.
But they are struggling to stay afloat.
via: GettyThe hours worked by those in the healthcare sector are simply inhumane, and are leaving them physically and emotionally drained.
Shocking footage has been emerging of our overworked doctors and nurses...
Some of Italian nurses & doctors after long hours of work in intensive care. ❤️🇮🇹 https://t.co/YAG9oVcgrq— Travelito (@Travelito)1584875569.0
So, in these dark times...
via: GettyAny little gesture of kindness or gratitude goes a long way.
People have been doing their best to make the jobs of our doctors and nurses a little easier...
Dropping off drinks, snacks and sweets to our amazing NHS staff at UHW #thankyouNHS #nhs https://t.co/lJvoH4Sj6l— DEPOT (@DEPOT)1585323334.0
We have never before been so grateful for our healthcare workers...
The #ClapForCarers heard out across London 👏👏👏👏 #clapforNHS #clapforourcarers https://t.co/AXfKyhZfpg— Mr. Hello^🏴🎖🦁🦁🦁 (@Mr. Hello^🏴🎖🦁🦁🦁)1585299250.0
The gestures have been coming in all different shapes and sizes...
I’ve got to confess, in my post- nights stupor I wasn’t expecting much. I didn’t expect clapping let alone cheers,… https://t.co/wRY5YejSwx— Samantha Jukes (@Samantha Jukes)1585256228.0
It happened outside of a hospital in New Jersey.
via: FacebookLike other hospitals across the country, Morristown Medical Center has been much busier than usual, and the nurses and doctors have been forced to work lengthy shifts in order to keep up with the influx of patients.
And one man, whose wife had been treated at the hospital, wanted to express his gratitude to the doctors and nurses.
via: GettyBut, with the self-isolation restrictions still in place, he had to improvise.
Because he wasn't able to go into the hospital and thank the staff himself...
via: FacebookHe decided to handmake his own sign that read a small message of thanks to the team who had saved his wife's life.
One of the nurses captured a photo of his gesture...
via: FacebookWhere he can be seen clutching onto his sign which reads, "Thank you all in emergency for saving my wife's life. I love you all" with a warm smile, eyes full of tears, and a hand to his heart.
It is truly the most heartwarming photograph.
via: GettyAllison Swendsen, who shared the photo, wrote: "In triage the other day, I heard a knock on the window... This was what I saw - This man knew he couldn’t come in but wanted to show some gratitude - I asked through the window if I could snap a picture and he nodded, he had tears pouring down his face."
Allison was able to ask how his wife was doing...
via: Getty"I peeked out the door and asked him how his wife was - He said 'great, she is going home today, you are all amazing' I don't know him, I don't know his wife, but throughout the last thirteen years as a nurse, I realized, this is why we do it- times are tough but we make a difference. I love my team."
The man is yet to be identified...
via: FacebookAnd it is unclear as to whether his wife was suffering from coronavirus. But the post quickly went viral nonetheless and has since been shared over 30,000 times.
What a beautiful moment.
via: GettyA beacon of light in an otherwise dark and turbulent world - Hang in there, everybody. For more on the coronavirus pandemic, keep scrolling...