In a heartwarming gesture, a respiratory therapist from California, US has made a ‘giant laminated badge’ which features a photograph of him smiling. Robertino, who is currently treating COVID-19 patients in a hospital in San Diego made the badge after he “felt bad” for his patients as his face was covered in Personal Protective Equipment. Along with the picture, the badge also has ‘Robertino Respiratory therapy’ written with a black marker.
Taking to Instagram, the medic posted the picture and wrote, ‘A reassuring smile makes a big difference to a scared patient'. The adorable picture has garnered 15.5 thousand likes and over 1200 comments. The medic also receives plaudits from people across the world for his empathy.
While many thanked the worker, many others poured their best wishes for him. One user wrote, 'Sending love, life force and protection! while other wrote,' Thank you for serving.' Yet another wrote, 'What an amazing thing to do, thank you so much for going above and beyond repeatedly '
Meanwhile, UK's Queen Elizabeth sent a special personal message of gratitude to all the health care workers across the Commonwealth and the world, who are also the frontline fighters of the deadly coronavirus outbreak. In the official statement, the 93-year-old monarch not only lauded the medical practitioners for their “selfless commitment” but also credited them of protecting and improving the health of people around the world.
After originating from China’s “wet markets”, the coronavirus has now claimed over 76,483 lives worldwide as of April 7. According to the tally by international news agency, the pandemic has now spread to 209 countries and has infected at least 1,364,828 people.