In this very dark time, looking for spots of light is so much more important than ever before.
While we, almost non-stop, hear of folks dying--we miss the stories where people overcome the odds and win their battles against this deadly virus.
Allison S.—@allie211 on Twitter—is a nurse at Atlantic Health in Morristown, New Jersey. She posted a heartwarming picture of a man holding a cardboard sign that reads:
"Thank you all in emergency for saving my wife's life. I love you all."
All the feels... I love my job! @TheEllenShow https://t.co/228yaXVx43— Allison S. (@Allison S.)1585181618.0
They shared a screenshot of their private Instagram post.
In the caption of the photo, she recounted how this happened.
"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," she began.
"...he had tears pouring down his face-I peeked out the door and asked him how his wife was-he said, 'great, she is going home today, you are all amazing."
This photo was taken by an ER nurse in Morristown, NJ and I just can’t. https://t.co/vYjCtlsYji— Harlan Coben (@Harlan Coben)1585177930.0
The ER nurse is @allie211. She said they both cried. Who isn’t?— Harlan Coben (@Harlan Coben)1585183539.0
@HarlanCoben My daughter is an RN in a hospital and I cry every day she goes into work.— Laurie O'Brien (@Laurie O'Brien)1585253307.0
@HarlanCoben @andylassner Andy! Thank you for sharing! I took this photo and had no clue how moving it would be! ❤️— Allison S. (@Allison S.)1585182736.0
"I don't know him, I don't know his wife, but through the last 13 years as a nurse, I realized, this is why we do it- times are tough, but we make a difference."
In response, folks want to know what they can do to make sure their nurses know they are appreciated.
@allie211 @TheEllenShow What can I do (aside of stay in, not hoard masks and wash my hands) to let ER folks know we… https://t.co/CQsGLgZOqV— M DeMarco (@M DeMarco)1585183700.0
@allie211 @TheEllenShow Thank you for all you do & for risking your life every single day. It’s you nurses and doct… https://t.co/5Ht8QIh9GX— Lauren Robertson (@Lauren Robertson)1585228070.0
@allie211 @TheEllenShow Thank you for all that you and your co-workers are doing! Thank you to all of our nation’s… https://t.co/ntTPPmhmar— KayJay (@KayJay)1585182693.0
@allie211 @TheEllenShow Thank you for your service— Moonlight (@Moonlight)1585182537.0
@allie211 @TheEllenShow I hope this makes you famous (in a good way) so people understand how awesome nurses and al… https://t.co/cxCwe1TZw3— Displaced Texan (@Displaced Texan)1585183906.0
The news every day points to more death and destruction on the horizon, with hospitals rapidly running out of equipment.
That's why the glimmers of hope, as sparing and as few as they may be, are even more important.
@HarlanCoben @jaketapper Proud to say my daughter is a nurse who works there 👍🏻 they are all working hard and need… https://t.co/bBuXUW1dhU— Camille Roth (@Camille Roth)1585179213.0
This photo deserves a Pulitzer. Ty @allie211 & @AtlanticHealth & every health provider around the world!… https://t.co/dnPQvHfLI4— Brian Thompson (@Brian Thompson)1585186051.0
This. Thank you for your work @allie211 and for sharing this photo that takes my breath away. https://t.co/vXypkzGQnD— Kellie Martin (@Kellie Martin)1585186197.0
@HarlanCoben and im crying— Jarett Wieselman (@Jarett Wieselman)1585177952.0
@HarlanCoben https://t.co/6WZC8NNGjK— kodiak149 (@kodiak149)1585182279.0
Make no mistake-no matter how dark it gets, no matter how bleak; hope still reigns.
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