This is the viral moment an 86-year-old man is released from hospital after recovering from the deadly COVID-19 bug.
The incident was filmed at the Hospital Universitario La Paz in the central Spanish capital Madrid, and the footage was later posted on Twitter by netizen ‘Rosa Correa’ where it is going viral with 980,000 views.
According to local media, the unnamed patient spent 10 days in hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
The video shows the moment he is reunited with tearful loved ones while the cameraman, who refers to the patient as his father, thanks the nurse who escorted him out.
He also says: “Come on old timer, you are here with us.”
Netizen ‘MarianRivas’ said: “I cried like he was my own grandfather. It makes me feel very happy. A big hug.”
‘Anmavital’ commented: “He is everyone’s ‘granddad’! This made me very emotional.”
‘Andaluzayole’ wrote: “This news gives me hope, the effort was worth it. I am so happy.”
According to reports, the 86-year-old man will continue to self-isolate and recover from his illness at home.
As of 31st March, Spain has reported 87,956 cases of COVID-19 and 7,716 related deaths, according to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University.
Meanwhile, 16,780 people have made full recoveries.
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