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Home / It's Viral / Netizens shower love to health care workers flying to help NY

Netizens shower love to health care workers flying to help NY

The photo shows dozens of people, some wearing masks and gloves, holding their hands in the shape of a heart.

it-s-viral Updated: Mar 30, 2020 13:07 IST
Associated Press
Associated Press
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Health workers flying to New York.
Health workers flying to New York.(Instagram/@southwestair)
Highlights
  • 30 health care professionals, all from Atlanta-area hospitals, flew to New York
  • They were on their way to help with the coronavirus outbreak in New York
  • The photo is getting tons of appreciation

A photo of health care professionals from Georgia on a Southwest plane on their way to help with the coronavirus outbreak in New York is getting lots of love online.

The photo shows dozens of people, some wearing masks and gloves, holding their hands in the shape of a heart. It had been shared by tens of thousands on Facebook and Twitter, with many comments praising the health care workers for their bravery.

“These brave souls soldier on in the midst of tremendous risk and exposure, constantly putting the needs of others above their own,” Southwest Airlines wrote in an Instagram post on Sunday. “Their selfless sacrifice is a beacon of light during such a dark time in our world, and no amount of gratitude and praise would ever be enough.”

An Atlanta ramp agent took the photo of the health care workers, other passengers, and flight crew before the plane pushed back from the gate on Friday, Southwest Airlines spokesman Derek K. Hubbard said on Sunday.

There were about 30 health care professionals, all from Atlanta-area hospitals, who were on the regularly scheduled flight to LaGuardia Airport, Hubbard said.

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