Who on earth enjoys being in a hospital?! They are cold and sterile and everybody are worried or even scared, especially if they’re going to have a complicated surgery such as heart surgery, so you can imagine how little 2-year-old girl in Zhejiang, China was feeling on September 18th when it was her turn to have one. But luckily, where is a warm human heart, there is no room for fear.
Deputy Director of Cardiac Surgery Shi Zhuo saw the toddler was scared and started calming her down by playing cartoons on his phone. An anaesthetist snapped the photos of the two of them and soon these heart-warming photos were all over the internet.
“In reality, it doesn’t matter whether it’s a boy or a girl, they all get scared in the operating [theater]. As parents, we understand that the children are scared and can appreciate the worry of the family,” explained Dr. Shi in an interview with People’s Daily Online.
The girl completely calmed down and handled the surgery well. The father is very grateful to Dr. Shi on his patience and kindness, of which he wasn’t aware in the moment:
“I didn’t know until another patient had showed me the heart-warming photos on [his or her] phone. I almost cried. As a father, I am very grateful towards Dr. Shi for caring for my daughter in this way,” said the father.
Now, when the surgery has passed well, the girl can look forward to the brighter things that expect her when she come home, which is very soon.