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."
Twitter was equally touched by the gesture.
Nurses are truly wonderful people.
"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.