Firefighters Surprise Crew Member Fighting Coronavirus At Hospital Window
See how they went to great heights to send get well wishes to their colleague, while keeping a safe distance.
As the number of coronavirus cases in the United States grows, more and more people who are fighting on the frontlines are testing positive.
That includes firefighters, who come into contact with people who have the virus every day and often don't have the protective gear they need to protect them from exposure.
When one firefighter in Florida was hospitalized last week due to complications from the virus, his crew wanted to send him an extra special get well message to cheer him up.
MDFR members park outside of the hospital where their sick colleague is recovering from the coronavirus. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue/Facebook
On Saturday, several members of the Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue team showed up at the hospital in a fire truck. One of the crew members climbed onto the truck's ladder, and another firefighter raised him up to the fourth-floor window where their sick friend was resting.
The crew member held up cardboard signs that read "Get Well Soon" and "Your New Firehouse."
"This is love. This is the only kind of love you can get from the brother and sisterhood at the fire house. There is just no other way to explain how this makes me feel," the sick MDFR firefighter said in a Facebook video about his colleagues' sweet gesture of kindness.
The firefighter had been in the hospital for over a week recovering from Covid-19. After being in isolation for so long, he said he felt "joyful" and "instantly connected" to his colleagues when he saw them pull up in the truck outside of his window.
What an awesome way to show compassion for a sick colleague. We're sure it meant the world to him to see how much his fellow crew members cared!
MDFR members encourage residents to continue social distancing during the pandemic. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue/Facebook