In the midst of all the panic and anxiety regarding COVID-19, we must take a minute to applaud and appreciate the millions of healthcare workers around the world that are at the forefront of the battle against the virus.
And here is one such photo that is going viral for the right reasons.
A group of about 30 healthcare professionals from Atlanta boarded a Southwest Airlines flight to New York to help the city which is already overwhelmed with the number of new cases and deaths associated with the coronavirus. Officials in the city have requested for more personnel to volunteer to ease the burden, and this group of workers more than willingly agreed.
The health workers and flight crew held their hands in the shape of a heart for a picture, which has been shared on the Instagram page of Southwest Airlines. And it has been going viral since.
Referring to the healthcare professionals, the post said, “These brave souls soldier on in the midst of tremendous risk and exposure, constantly putting the needs of others above their own. Their selfless sacrifice is a beacon of light during such a dark time in our world, and no amount of gratitude and praise would ever be enough.”
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While so many of us continue to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, no one knows what is happening quite like our medical professionals. These brave souls soldier on in the midst of tremendous risk and exposure, constantly putting the needs of others above their own. Their selfless sacrifice is a beacon of light during such a dark time in our world, and no amount of gratitude and praise would ever be enough. Because of their courage, our family, our friends, our coworkers, our neighbors, and more have a fighting chance. More than a dozen healthcare professionals from Atlanta answered the call this past Friday evening to serve in New York. This photo embodies it all: bravery, courage, and sacrifice. If it were easy, everyone would do it, but we know that is not the case. Thankfully, this group and countless others do it each day, and for that we are forever grateful and in their debt. So to all the first responders, medical professionals, healthcare workers, and anyone else on the front lines today and every day to keep us safe, thank you. #SouthwestHeart (📸 Southwest Employee Dayartra E.)
Do you notice one thing that is common in all the people in this photo – a beaming smile!
Aren’t these real heroes? It is true that not all heroes wear capes, some wear a surgical mask and have a stethoscope in their hands.
A big salute to every healthcare worker from Team Newsum. We couldn’t be more grateful for your service.5
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