ICU nurse urges people to stay home after witnessing heartbroken wife say goodbye to her dying husband over Facetime

AN ICU nurse has pleaded with the public to stay home after holding a dying man’s phone so that his wife could say goodbye over Facetime.

Tanner Hulin, from Indiana, took to Facebook where he described the heartbreaking moment after finishing a gruelling shift.

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He said: “Last night I held my phone so a wife could FaceTime her husband as he passed from COVID complications.

“She talked to him like none of us were in the room and they were on their anniversary date dinner (next month).

“She told him all the things she was going to miss without him there and thanked him for being the best husband and father.

“Although he couldn’t respond, you could see in his eyes he knew her voice.

“I hate this virus. I hate that families must grieve in isolation. I hate the brokenness in our world and I desperately want all things to be made new.”

Tanner said that while he understands that everyone’s experience of coronavirus is different, he is asking people to be respectful and stay home.

He continued: “Please consider your neighbors, friends, and family before airing your opinion. COVID is no joke.

My hope for you is that staying home would seem like a small price to pay

“My hope for you is that staying home would seem like a small price to pay to minimize the numbers of families who can’t hold their loved ones hand as they die.

“That staying home would seem like a small price to pay for the widow who must grieve alone tonight. That staying home would seem like a small price to pay to protect those who are vulnerable.

“That you would rethink posting your opinion that this thing is ‘blown way out of proportion.’”

He finished: “I can assure you there are people all over the world whose worlds are standing still right now. How hurtful and careless must these opinions sound to them.”

Tanner's post has since gone viral, receiving more than 23,000 'likes' and 39,000 shares.

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