The coronavirus pandemic has brought to fore several heartbreaking stories. The virus has made it difficult for people to meet or see their loved ones even in their final moments.
Something similar happened with this Palestinian man who couldn't meet his mother infected with the coronavirus. But he didn't let anything come between them and climbed up the wall of the hospital every night to see his mother.
According to a news website, Al Nas, the man Jihad Al-Suwaiti, from Beit Awa in the West Bank, climbed the wall and sat by the ICU's window of Hebron State Hospital where his mother was being treated for Covid-19.
His mother, Rasmi Suwaiti, 73, was suffering from leukemia when she tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to the hospital.
In the end, when his mother's condition became serious, he finally got access to her room. And shortly after seeing her son, she passed away.
Heartbreaking pictures of the man sitting on the window went viral on social media after Mohammad Safa, a representative of the United Nations, shared the story on Twitter.
The son of a Palestinian woman who was infected with COVID-19 climbed up to her hospital room to sit and see his mother every night until she passed away. pic.twitter.com/31wCCNYPbs— Mohamad Safa (@mhdksafa) July 18, 2020
Teary-eyed, netizens are reminded of staying home amid the pandemic to save themselves and their loved ones.
and some people still believe covid is fake https://t.co/n6ZLkp9XYo— marco (@marielleco) July 20, 2020
This really touched me, terrible thing to be losing your mother and not be able to touch or comfort her. https://t.co/15A8OATAyz— Gesare Chife (@gechife) July 20, 2020
😭💔 Might just do an ugly cry at work https://t.co/5OkBIZacft— mary jane (@dhivegangirl) July 20, 2020
My god this is so beautiful and so sad https://t.co/RUHvryiT5z— Justice For Dragons (Black Lives Matter) (@TheWire2) July 20, 2020
Isn't this one of the saddest parts of this pandemic. Having to let go of loved ones through partitions, screens, phone calls. Unable to travel to say goodbye or even be there at funerals 😟 https://t.co/xlSJmJitkb— Anant Bhan (@AnantBhan) July 19, 2020
The most powerful and heartbreaking image of the year! https://t.co/lVYM6hxmw4— HARSH PANWAR (@paranoidndharsh) July 20, 2020
I would have done the same 😤♥️ RIP to all the mommas in heaven!! You really don’t know what you have till she’s gone. https://t.co/cUB7OcLhX6— jamileh labrado 🤘🏼 (@anajaamilehh) July 20, 2020
I'm not crying, you are.