Let's face it, ER visits are never fun. You're usually in for a long wait which is distressing when you're sick or injured, but the doctors are under immense pressure too. If you've ever watched an episode of Grey's Anatomy, then you'll be aware that hospital staff are on-the-go 24/7. They're usually running from patient to patient, working overtime, and doing it all on little to no sleep. In short, they're real-life heroes. That was illustrated last week when news surfaced of an emergency room doctor who held a crying baby for an hour, while working.
According to Popsugar, a mom came through a New Zealand emergency room and needed treatment, with her small, crying infant in tow. When she needed tests, the baby was understandably alarmed and carried on crying. Luckily for mom, Dr. Muir Wallace was on duty and took it upon himself to step in and soothe the situation - quite literally. Not only was Muir working at the time, but he was running the entire ER. You can image how difficult that is on any given day, but he still cuddled the child for an hour so the mother could get medical treatment. We don't know about you, but we think that's pretty incredible.
The news captivated the web when one of Muir's colleagues, Mike, decided to upload a snap of the new friends cuddling. "Morning all," he said. "This is a bit different to my usual posts but I felt I had to share". Mike went on to explain that while several members of staff tried to settle the little baby, only Muir had the magic touch that seemed to work. It's one of the things that likely happens every day in the ER, he said, but one that often goes unnoticed.
Thanks to this special doctor and his ability to go above and beyond the call of duty, one mother was able to get the help she needed - and one baby was able to get the sleep they needed, too. While the mother has remained unidentified, there's no doubt that she'll never forget the kindness that she received in the ER that day.
Have you ever had a similar experience? Let us know in the comments, we'd love to hear about it!