Doctor Breaks down in Tears after Stopping Son from Hugging Him Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Heartbreaking footage has been shared, showing Dr. Nasser Ali Al Shahrani bursting into tears after having to pull away from his son. The doting father fears of passing on the coronavirus disease.
As shown in the six-second clip posted to Twitter recently, Dr. Al Shahrani was returning home from a shift at King Salman Hospital in Riyadh, when his son ran towards him with his arms open wide.
However, even though it's against his will, he puts his hands out and tells his son to keep his distance. He then breaks down from the strain.
"The aim of the clip was to make citizens and residents aware of hazards of the coronavirus and to comply with arrangements and instructions of the Health Ministry," Dr. Al Shahrani told the Saudi newspaper Okaz, as reported by Lad Bible.
The doctor added that alongside other health care professionals, he needed to make new routines to prevent them from passing on the deadly disease to their loved ones. He continued:
"All colleagues should avoid approaching their children and families until they wash their hands and take the necessary precautions."
The fear and emotional exhaustion just pour off this man.— Michelle Wilson (she/her) (@MichelleLWil) March 27, 2020
Many people were touched by the video. One person said that it is the purest emotional love between the little boy and the father, whose only concern at that time, is to safeguard his son.
She wants them to realize that their mom made a decent attempt to carry out her responsibility.
It broke my heart mate 😢— Paul Stainthorpe (@FatherFitness) March 28, 2020
Meanwhile, in New York City, Dr. Cornelia Griggs, a pediatric surgeon, used her sacrifice and courage as a great teaching moment for her youngsters, as reported by Today.
My babies are too young to read this now. And they’d barely recognize me in my gear. But if they lose me to COVID I want them to know Mommy tried really hard to do her job. #GetMePPE #NYC pic.twitter.com/OMew5G7mjK— Cornelia Griggs (@CorneliaLG) March 29, 2020
Dr. Griggs took to Twitter to share a photo of herself wearing protective medical gear from head to toe. In her caption, she said that if her children lose her to coronavirus, she wants them to realize that their mom made a decent attempt to carry out her responsibility.
She concluded her post with the hashtag #GetMePPE. Today reported that the hashtag "calls attention to the shortage of personal protective equipment that health care workers are facing."
Thank you to everyone sending support. My heroes: Pam & Nana watching my kids, Victor who cleans the office, Jen at the coffee shop, nurses, social workers & ALL of you holding the line at home. “The only way to fight the plague is with decency” - Camus. Pic of the kids before... pic.twitter.com/gnKf2SaSkG— Cornelia Griggs (@CorneliaLG) March 30, 2020
In a New York Times op-ed, titled "A New York Doctor's Coronavirus Warning: The Sky Is Falling," Dr. Griggs shed light on the situation in New York City hospitals.
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