A social media user has shared a comforting note left by the nurses who looked after their mother until she died.
The social media user @DebraKi53686485 – who did not want their name published – found the note among their mother's belongings after collecting them from the hospital.
"The nurses wanted you to know that your relative was not alone when they died. We sat with them and held their hands."
"This box contains a wooden heart with their finger print and a lock of their hair is tied with a ribbon. We are so sorry for your loss."
2/2 I collected mums belongings from the hospital and amongst it all I discovered a brown box. On opening it up at… https://t.co/RSVdpx7iLR— Debz & HeidiGSD (@Debz & HeidiGSD) 1590692382.0
Twitter was equally touched by the gesture.
@DebraKi53686485 @ajlnortheast I don't know who these people are, but I want to hug them. AND I HATE TO HUG. I can… https://t.co/8NnnGN3CVL— Betty (@Betty) 1590693653.0
@DebraKi53686485 Well that’s me in bits 😢😘 But how lovely ♥️— flo... madeline... 💕 (@flo... madeline... 💕) 1590694413.0
@DebraKi53686485 So very sad, but I think maybe something you may gain comfort from in time, knowing that your Mum was not alone . Xx❤️— TPD Dexter - Ex puppies Watson (@TPD Dexter - Ex puppies Watson) 1590695402.0
@DebraKi53686485 What a lovely gesture. I am so sorry that you lost your Mum. Thankfully she had a human touch and… https://t.co/tfOuepESiA— Barbara Melville (@Barbara Melville) 1590731881.0
@DebraKi53686485 Firstly I want to say sorry you lost your mum it’s never easy losing someone so close to you. I ju… https://t.co/qnUsdcnbS3— .....June ✈️ (@.....June ✈️) 1590696568.0
Nurses are truly wonderful people.
@DebraKi53686485 We lost a child suddenly 7 years ago, he was only 8 weeks old. The hospital had a children’s mortu… https://t.co/igeoWDihkK— Annie Eaves (@Annie Eaves) 1590768174.0
"I'm astonished at the response I got but pleased so many have now seen the kindness shown to the patients in their last moments when family can't be with them," @DebraKi53686485 told the PA news agency.
"I just wanted to show others that may be in the same position, they will not die alone. We have caring nurses going the extra mile on our behalf."
Thank you to all the nurses out there.