Man holds sign outside emergency room window thanking staff for ‘saving my wife’s life’

A heartwarming image of a man holding up a sign outside a New Jersey emergency room has gone viral.

The unidentified man stood outside the ER at Morristown Medical Center this week, appearing to be on the verge of tears as he held one hand to his heart and pressed a homemade sign against the window.

‘Thank you all in emergency for saving my wife’s life. I love you all,’ it read.

Touching: An unidentified man stood outside the ER at Morristown Medical Center this week, holding one hand to his heart and pressing a homemade sign against the window

Touching: An unidentified man stood outside the ER at Morristown Medical Center this week, holding one hand to his heart and pressing a homemade sign against the window

Touching: An unidentified man stood outside the ER at Morristown Medical Center this week, holding one hand to his heart and pressing a homemade sign against the window

The man has not been identified, nor is it confirmed whether his wife has been hospitalized for coronavirus or some other ailment.

Yet while the man still kept his distance by standing outside with the message, he made sure to project his gratitude to those inside. 

They got the message. Emergency room nurse Allison Swendsen took a picture of the sweet moment before sharing it with family, friends, and other medical professionals at the hospital.

Eventually, a woman named Shay Vander Vliet posted the image on Facebook, were it has gone viral. 

‘My sister-in-law, Paige Van Der Vliet, is a nurse in the emergency department at Morristown Medical Center,’ she wrote. ‘She sent me this picture the other day and I feel like it needs to be seen as much as possible!

Viral: Shay Vander Vliet shared the image on Facebook after receiving it from her sister-in-law

Viral: Shay Vander Vliet shared the image on Facebook after receiving it from her sister-in-law

Viral: Shay Vander Vliet shared the image on Facebook after receiving it from her sister-in-law

‘And thank you, Paige, and ALL of the nurses and doctors, for your hard work and dedication, especially during this scary time.

‘This picture brought us all to tears,’ Paige told the Daily Record. ‘It’s amazing to see not only the ER staff but all the floors coming together during this challenging time. 

‘We couldn’t do this without nurses, techs, residents, doctors, secretaries, registrars, housekeeping.

Karen Zatorski, Senior Public Relations Manager at Morristown Medical Center, added: ‘We don’t know who the man is, we don’t know who his wife is. The nurses happened to be there and took his picture. What’s beautiful is that’s all we know.’

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