Various healthcare professionals, residents, patients and police officers took it to Twitter to share heartfelt stories from their career. The hashtag #ShareAStoryInOneTweet spread rapidly over the weekend and has not yet settled down. These Tweets are all hopeful, inspiring and heartbreaking to read. These stories will restore your faith in humanity. At first glance, these stories reminded me of my “Chicken Soup For The Soul” collection.
Caution: Waterworks are guaranteed. Read at your own risk
WHY AM I CRYING IN MY OFFICE AT 4:00 PM
Early days of AIDS epidemic, when nurses would avoid going into pt rooms. I was off-service intern, paged for a young gay man, blind, alone, calling for his mother. Shut off beeper, held his hand, called him son, he didn’t die alone. #ShareAStoryInOneTweet
— AttributionIsABear (@plantagious) May 6, 2018
A LIFE FOR A LIFE
You were hit by a car right in front of me while walking your dog
I ran to you, did CPR, didn’t think you’d live
I was burned out, empty, ready to quit med
6 mo later, you called me on Christmas Eve & told me I saved you
And you ended up saving me.
— Brave Enough MD (@RUBraveEnough) May 5, 2018
IF ONLY THE FATHER AND SON HAD MET BEFORE HE CLOSED HIS EYES FOR THE LAST TIME
Admitted with AIDS complications, you told me,the intern, how your father hadn’t talked to you since your diagnosis.Your condition worsened quickly +you died on the floor. Your father came up to see you only after you passed.
I saw him cry and you didn’t.#ShareAStoryInOneTweet
— John Aquino (@DrJohnAquino) May 6, 2018
THE IMAGE OF HIS JPS DRAGGING ON THE FLOOR IS TEAR-JERKING
You were 10.5 yrs old, in custody for breaking bannisters at your kids home. You were so tiny your custody PJs dragged on the floor. You said you were in care cos you were bad, I knew Mum was on drugs. You said when SS came you hid. When I got home I cried. #ShareAStoryinOneTweet
— CrimeGirl (@CrimeGirI) May 10, 2018
IT IS PAINFUL HOW LESS THAN 10 MINUTES CAN FEEL LIKE AN ETERNITY
You went floppy & blue in my arms.
You stopped breathing. You are my baby son.
I started mouth to mouth.
I battled the tears to get the job done. For 7 minutes you didn’t respond. Then you opened your eyes.
I broke down.
— Dave Harford (@dharford79) May 10, 2018
GOD BLESS THE COUPLE AND THE HUSBAND’S STRONG LOVE!
Your lung cancer relapsed in the brain a few months after surgery. You were too ill to treat, but your husband begged me to try. You improved with palliative radiotherapy, so we gave a boost dose. I discharged you 5yrs later.
Your husband saved your life #ShareAStoryInOneTweet
— Clive Peedell (@cpeedell) May 7, 2018