This is the heartwarming moment a Spanish nurse helps an elderly COVID-19 patient speak with his son on a video call.
The touching scene was filmed by the patient’s roommate at the Hospital del Mar in the city of Barcelona in the north-eastern Spanish region of Catalonia, and the footage has been viewed over 145,000 times on Twitter.
In the footage, a nurse, who introduces herself as Susana, is seen making a video call to the patient’s relative as his roommate films the touching scene and says “how beautiful”.
The cameraman says: “Today, 26th (March), we are in the Hospital del Mar on the fourth floor in room 428 with one of the nicest nurses here.”
Meanwhile, the nurse says on the phone: “Hi Jose? I am the nurse with your father and we would like to do a video call with him so you can see him.
“Can you see? Jose, say hi. This is your son.”
A voice on the other end of the call says: “Hi dad.”
The cameraman remarks: “He is very happy seeing his son. So beautiful.”
Meanwhile, the nurse says: “Look at him, he is breathing well without the machine. He is only wearing the mask now.”
The nurse then bids Jose farewell and mentions they will make another call at the same time tomorrow.
The Association of Doctors in Galicia said in a tweet: “This highlights the love and effort hospital workers are dealing with during this difficult situation.”
As of 30th March, Spain has reported 85,195 cases of COVID-19 and 7,340 related deaths, according to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University.
Meanwhile, 16,780 people have made full recoveries.
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