The video truly depicts how doctors want to make their younger patients feel warm, cared for and happy.
In real life, it is not the superheroes in capes that save our lives, but the ones in white coats. Doctors are the real heroes. A video shared to the r/MadeMeSmile forum on Reddit by u/GNering shows doctors welcoming their young patients in the most special way.
The video starts with doctors gently running with these kids and taking them inside the surgical block. The kids in the video have been given superhero capes to wear. They look ecstatic as they enter the block, seemingly having forgotten any anxiety or concerns they might have.
Also, the entrance door of the surgical block is decorated to welcome the kids and some of the hospital staff can be seen smiling in the video. At the end of the 46 seconds video clip, a doctor is seen hugging a young patient with care and love. The video truly depicts how doctors want to make their younger patients feel warm, cared for and happy. For this reason and more, it garnered 19K upvotes and hundreds of comments on Reddit.
Numerous people came to the comments section to show their support and love for this video. u/derraeuber commented, "Real Heroes don't need capes. Scrubs work way better." u/bugaloo2u2 wrote, "Just when I start to think every human sucks... thank you for posting." u/luckyduck845 shared, "Thank you to all the unsung heroes that make a difference in the lives of so many." u/mrcowboyastronaught wrote, "To anyone interacting with sick children on a day-to-day level like this, you have my utmost respect and gratitude. Please keep doing what you're doing! Thank you!"
u/Potentia-Zebra-8659 commented, "As a pediatrician, people ask me how I can enjoy working with kids... This is why I work with kids. I fell in love with the part of medicine that advocates for the innocent. I also got to wear a cape to work every now and then." Another Reddit user, u/MyCircusMyMonkeyz, said, "This caught me right in the feels. We spend a great deal of time at our children’s hospital. You’ll never know how much this stuff means."
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u/houndiest wrote, "My kid had some health issues when he was younger. Having something like this would’ve been awesome for him. I’m glad these kiddos have that because it’s super stressful to be in those situations." Meanwhile, u/giantcoppermonkey shared how "pediatrics is a hard life at a hospital. But also the most rewarding."
In another touching story about doctors and kids, Felicity Fishman, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, decided to provide a safe and comfortable space for her young patients. One of the main ways she does this is by drawing on her patient's casts and giving them something positive to remember about their experience in the hospital, reports The Washington Post. She has impacted several young lives with this small gesture, including Wesley Puttrich, a 2-year-old boy born with two thumbs on his right hand.
His mother, Katie Puttrich, said, "He wanted to keep the dinosaur with him, so we decided to save the cast, and it's now in his room where Wesley can look at it whenever he wants." For Fishman, this compliment means a lot as she said, "If they can look at my drawing and remember a positive experience, that's wonderful to me."
Orthopedic surgeon Felicity Fishman, MD, is featured in today's @washingtonpost Inspired Life column. Her colorful art does more than just brighten patients' casts after hand or upper extremity surgeries.— Shriners Children's Chicago (@ShrinersChicago) March 16, 2023
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There is no doubt that these doctors save our lives and they even bring warmth to it!