A heart-warming video of a teary-eyed nurse singing a special song for a terminal cancer patient has gone viral which melted millions of people heart.
The video was posted by Megan Smith after nurse Olivia Neufelder, who sat with Smith’s mother for hours to comfort her as she suffered from side effects of too much anesthesia.
“You never left her side by choice!” Smith wrote. “Words cannot describe the appreciation and love we feel for nurse Olivia who mom calls her angel!”
The nurse sang the patients favourite song “Dancing in the Sky” by Dani and Lizzy.
“Your dedication to your patients is beyond any that I have seen, you truly are a beam of light and I cannot thank you enough for the compassion and care and love you shared for my mother,” Smith wrote. “God bless you, Olivia!”
The touching post has been shared 58,000 times and watched by over 3 million people since it was posted 3 days ago.
According to the News Channel 5 reports, the patient, Margaret Smith, 63, was admitted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center after her health rapidly declined due to a yearlong battled with liver cancer.
The doctors told her that her health was too poor for a transplant procedure. The elderly woman was moved to a nursing home and died there on Thursday. Concerned nurse Olivia spent hours with Smith before she was taken to the nursing home, comforting her and singing her favorite song.
“There was almost a sense of peace knowing that it was her favorite song and she did tell me it’s the song she wants played at her funeral,” Neufelder told NewsChannel 5. “She didn’t feel like a patient at that time. I wanted her to know that she was loved even if her family wasn’t able to be there.”
The dieing woman called the nurse a “little angel.” Apparently, every day Neufelder sang for Smith during her stay at the hospital.
“I recently lost my grandmother and went through a similar experience and I was singing to her as she passed too. Margaret really has helped me more than she knows,” Neufelder said.
On the day before, she was transferred to the nursing home, Crystal Roberts recorded the video.
“More than anything Margaret loved people, loved life, and loved the Lord,” Roberts said.
The family is grateful to Neufelder for her pure compassion during a difficult time.
“I would love her and hug her and we’ll be friends with her forever,” said Roberts.
She left behind a son and a daughter, both in their 20s. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with funeral expenses.