Beijing: As China continues to deal with the coronavirus epidemic, many heartbreaking stories are coming to the fore. In one such instance, a moving video of a nurse treating coronavirus patients in China’s Wuhan and giving an air hug to her sobbing daughter is going viral on the internet.
The emotional video was tweeted by Chinese state media outlet Xinhua with the caption: “A Chinese nurse in a coronavirus-hit hospital in Henan Province gives her sobbing daughter an ‘air hug.’ #coronavirus.”
The video shows the nurse wearing protective clothing, a facemask and stands several metres away from her daughter as the young girl sobs and says: “Mum, I really miss you.”
The mother trying to hold back her tears replies, “Mum misses you too, let me give you a hug,” before reaching out and miming a cuddle. When the girl asks if her mother can “come home sooner”, she tells her that she is “fighting a monster” and as soon as the virus is defeated, “mum will be home”.
The video which has gone viral has elicited a lot of reactions from people, who are sharing their experiences as well.
A user wrote, “Touchy…I am afraid of extinction of human races by such virus if not cured properly. Wish you all get well soon.”
A post read, “Watching this video brought tears to my eyes. All these families have a hard time. But this is not permanent. I hope everything goes well soon.”
Chinese authorities on Sunday confirmed that the death toll due to the deadly coronations has mounted to 803 with 81 fresh fatalities. Notably, the death toll has surpassed the number of people died during the 2003 SARS epidemic.