WATCH Heartbreaking Moment Nurse Denies His Son A Hug After Shift At Coronavirus Floor
Naser Ali Al-Shahrani is a nurse in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia. A video of an interaction between him and his son is now going viral. Al-Shahrani arrived home from a hospital shift and was quickly greeted by his son with open arms. He looked visibly upset and got down on his knees after he denied his son a hug. Take a look at the emotional video below.
This video comes after coronavirus cases have risen in Saudia Arabia. It has the highest amount of cases among the six Gulf Arab states currently with 1,563 and 10 deaths. Medical workers are continuously being exposed to the virus and must take precautions so that they do not infect their families. This is certainly not easy for them as you can tell by Al-Shahrani’s emotional display.
People Express Gratitude For People On The Frontlines During Coronavirus Pandemic
This video sparked many people to have very powerful emotional responses. In the comments section, many Instagram users expressed how thankful they were to have people working and risking their lives to help others during this pandemic.
One user wrote, “No amount of “thank you for your services” could make up for the depth of sacrifice they (medical and non-medical) front-liners endure every day.” She added, “Even so, WE THANK YOU.”
Another Instagram user said that she could relate to the video because her husband is also on the frontlines in the medical field. He makes sure to decontaminate and shower before he says hello to his family after a shift.
Children of Medical Workers Appreciate Their Parent’s Brave Efforts
It is certainly not easy being a medical worker during stressful times like these nor is it easy being the child of a medical worker having to worry about your parent contracting the virus. Many countries and cities are facing lockdowns and public places have been closed indefinitely in areas all over the world. But medical workers are one of the essential groups that have to continue to work.
Twitter user @joshcampbell spoke about how his mother is a nurse and has tested positive for coronavirus. His message was loud and clear; “Stay home for all the brave nurses out there,” he added, “And for their worried daughters and sons.” This is a heartbreaking reality for millions of workers who are caring for patients who are infected. They too are at risk of contracting the virus.
Twitter user @cynfinite’s mother is also a nurse. She shared a picture of her mother wearing her protective gear during a shift. She does not think it looks like enough and is clearly fearful that this could be a risk to her mother’s health. Her mother reminds them when she comes home from a shift “that this isn’t a joke.”
Another Twitter user posted a video of a mother coming home to her family after her shift as a nurse. Her family greets her at the door with clapping to applaud her efforts in this very dangerous and chaotic time. They even remind her at the end of the video to wash her hands.
As medical workers continue their work on the frontlines the call for more protective medical supplies is more urgent than ever. The United States will see shipments of masks and ventilators within the next few weeks. Government officials hope that this will help the virus flatten its curve and ease the minds of medical workers and their families everywhere.