Their videos have gained millions of views on social media as people tune in to watch the nurses have some fun amid the ongoing crisis.
Almost all social media posts over these past three to four weeks can be divided into two categories: a) people complaining about how unbelievably hard it is to simply sit at home and stay safe while an actual no-joke pandemic galavants across the world and b) depressing reports that leave no doubt in one's mind that this might actually be the end. While we wallow in our sorrows from the comfort of our homes, there are people out there in the front lines of this battle day in and day out, attempting to get a handle on the outbreak by putting their own lives at risk.
Let's face it, there's no way in the world we're going to be able to repay healthcare professionals for selflessly working through this devastating pandemic. Despite dangerous working conditions, a critical shortage of protective equipment, and being accused of stealing masks by the President of the United States, they continue to stay true to the core values of their professions. While we Netflix and chill at home, these brave souls witness heartbreaking sights at overcrowded hospitals as the virus continues to wreak havoc. In spite of it all, some of them have found ways to raise both theirs and our spirits up during these difficult times.
One such healthcare professional is Kala Baker, a nurse at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, who along with her colleagues has been sharing upbeat dance videos online.
According to Good Morning America, their videos have gained millions of views on social media as people tune in to watch the nurses have some fun amid the ongoing crisis.
"We are doing good. We're a little bit stressed out, but we're doing it together and we're happy to be serving," Baker said of their work during the novel Coronavirus outbreak.
Baker's dance videos have racked up over three million views on TikTok and she has since set up an Instagram account to share the videos with those who don't use the other platform.
She gushed that the outpouring love from people who have watched her videos has been amazing, saying: "Honestly we are just still so shocked. We're honored that people even want to watch us dance because we are not dancers. It's been amazing to see all the people around the world watching them and sending us their love and support."
The nurse revealed that she was inspired by other videos she'd seen online and that she decided to try her hand at it to help spread joy in these distressing times. "Obviously it's just been a little bit stressful around here -- it was a good way just to step away from our work for a second and bring some joy to the people around us and just to my co-workers that we could all get together and do something fun," said Baker.
Speaking of choosing the right song or choreography, she revealed: "I try to find things that are upbeat and joyful. I try to find easy ways that we can memorize them because we don't have all day."