Ah, Twitter. Moms use it, dads use it, even Derek uses it, too. It has become an equivalent of the office water cooler on the internet. People fire it up to exchange ideas, discuss hot topics or enjoy small talk. Recently, in the ever-increasing real of tweets, a new trend has emerged. Devoted medics began using the #ShareAStoryInOneTweet hashtag to post touching work moments, and they remind us why we're incredibly blessed to have them.

Doctors, nurses, and other health professionals are flooding the social network, explaining their passion for saving lives, and it's clear that for every patient complaint they can provide countless examples of sacrifice. Scroll down to check out the soul-stirring tweet-stories and upvote your favorites. (Cover image source: Paul Broben)

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varwenea 10 months ago

How very gratifying. The girl is a fighter and won.

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varwenea 10 months ago

Powerful words

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Grumble o'Pug 10 months ago

Heartbreaking

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Sasy 10 months ago

So glad this was shared

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Beth Arriaga 10 months ago

Why can't I upvote this more? The world needs more people like this brother. This mother. This sister. We need- NEED- now more than ever to know we are one world, one family. We have the technology and money and power to fix these problems, but we focus on the wrong things.

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Yezid Puerto 10 months ago

wow, woooowwwwww.............

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Dr. Cheri Hayes 10 months ago

..."never, ever give up"...

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Agnes Jekyll 10 months ago

Thank you for telling us this story.

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Jen 10 months ago

I don't believe in guardian angels....but this....

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Alia G. 10 months ago

Well said. My grandfather is a doctor-veteran who cries every time he loses a patient. He takes flowers to the graves of some of his patients.

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Sonya Jersey 10 months ago

I am very sorry, but I can't continue reading these because I can't stop crying. They are all amazing stories, and it's a bittersweet reminder that we should all live the best life that we can, because we never know when it ends.

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Katie Zachgo 10 months ago

My grandma died of stage 4 lung cancer, though she never smoked, when I was 8 years old. I think of her everyday, my best friend, and am grateful for the doctors. They said she would inevitably die soon, but lived for another 8 months. Thank you doctors!

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Neb 10 months ago

They really need to stop making someone work for 32hrs. It might be dangerous for patients, nevermind for doctor/resident.

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Denis 10 months ago

Sometimes we just don't know how lucky and fortunate we are

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Agnes Jekyll 10 months ago

Wow.

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Lizard Queen 10 months ago

Agreed. I'm a hospital registrar in the emergency room. The last thing I do is place an ID bracelet on the patient, lightly grasp their hand, and reassure them. It isn't much. Sometimes, it makes a difference.

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C 10 months ago

This is so so sad :(

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Agnes Jekyll 10 months ago

Oh my god, holy. Big hug to you and your son.

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foxlover05 10 months ago

Aww❤️

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Kay Pahlad 10 months ago

Special people.

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C 10 months ago

Hate to be brash but I hope the dad is gone. What an awful start to life. Bless that officers

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Agnes Jekyll 10 months ago

So true.

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Amanda Grimm 10 months ago

And this one made me cry the most.

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AnnaB 10 months ago

I can't read these anymore. I'm sitting in a Starbucks trying my best not to cry. I'll finish them at home where I can let my tears flow.

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Agnes Jekyll 10 months ago

you are a wonderful--you made such a huge difference

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Maike 10 months ago

this was eyeopening,it is not like i do not know this but i very seldom include you when i think of the bravery of medical workers, i forget how special the work that you do is so thank you! you matter, thank you for saving this lives.

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Brittney Stanford 10 months ago

my heart just broke

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Maike 10 months ago

thank you for remembering...

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Shauday Smith 10 months ago

each one is just as powerful as the last.

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Dowbo 10 months ago

Blubbering like a 6ft 2, 225lb idiot!

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Maike 10 months ago

i am so sorry for your loss and in awe of your Spirit!

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Maike 10 months ago

You are a warrior

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Agnes Jekyll 10 months ago

Thank you so much.

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Agnes Jekyll 10 months ago

Just amazing, what an amazing story. My god.

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Grumble o'Pug 10 months ago

MDieties, is what we used to call those guys.

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Kristin Connon 10 months ago

It is so sad that things like this happen. Abortion is one of those polarizing subjects that people can feel so strongly about, and women are suffering and dying because of it. Fewer stubborn opinions and more humanity, please.

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alwright 10 months ago

Aww fraternal bro and sis twins are so awesome

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Agnes Jekyll 10 months ago

Education is never a waste.

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Pamela24 10 months ago

What an important lie. Thank you, sir.

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Birdgirl45 10 months ago

Wow. Just wow.

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Neb 10 months ago

Respect for their strength.

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Maike 10 months ago

oh! how heartbreaking! thank you for beeing there and trying everything you could- i see this must have realy been a hard and difficult experience. My good thoughts will be with you!

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Kristin Connon 10 months ago

I happen to respond well to emergencies, and completely fall apart afterward. This poor mom must have felt so panicked and lost. I can't imagine seeing my child in distress like that and not knowing how/ not being able to react. It's a nightmare I'm blessed to not have, and hope I never have.

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Kristin Connon 10 months ago

Family and chocolate cake. That's the way I want to go too. What beautiful serenity and knowing what matters.

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Courtney Graham 10 months ago

Heartbreaking

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Neb 10 months ago

This is why I do not like "empty" niceties.

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Linda Hobart 10 months ago

Beautiful!

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Agnes Jekyll 10 months ago

Thank you EMT

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C 10 months ago

Must be so scary when babies have whooping cough. Shame on the anti vaxers

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Rebekah 10 months ago

Love this.

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Agnes Jekyll 10 months ago

Oh I love you. You are one of those wonderful people who helps students through the darkest, hardest days. Thank you, thank you a million times.

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AnnaB 10 months ago

This is how my identical twin sister passed. I laid in the hospital bed with her and told her it was okay to go and asked her to watch over me.

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Iris Omri-Engler 10 months ago

That's so sad

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Alia G. 10 months ago

Things like this happen so frequently, and yet politicians, the NRA, and selfish people who don’t want to give up their toys still try to justify it.

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Phemonoe 153 10 months ago

Whoa!!!

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That Fat Mouse 10 months ago

A gorgeous story. It's moments like these that change your outlook on life.

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C 10 months ago

The strength of these doctors is incredible

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Maike 10 months ago

That is very, very true! A1RmineMC i am very sorry that for whatever Reason -you are feeling this way...

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Kristin Connon 10 months ago

YESSS!!! I'm an aspie. So is my son. We suspect my husband is as well (that's why we get along so well - we understand each other's quirks). Vaccines do NOT cause autism. Even if they did, I would not trade my aspie struggles for whooping cough, rubella, measles, or any other disease I've been vaccinated against. I am a bright thread in the tapestry of life. I am different, and I am worthy.

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Ahkilah Adams 10 months ago

It's so upsetting to see how often Dr.s are told to give up on patients.

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Jennifer Foster 10 months ago

Wow! That's incredible!

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That Fat Mouse 10 months ago

Gorgeous. Doctors really deserve the respect they are given. :)

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Kika Virtanen 10 months ago

Holding hands is very powerful. My brother was in an accident far away from home. Nurses in the hospital came everyday to talk and hold his hand. My brother, big man, said it was the kindness that kept him fighting and recovering. Most of the time we are afraid of touching. We shouldn't.

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GlassOfWater 10 months ago

Shit happens

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Kristin Connon 10 months ago

Dementia and Alzheimers are such cruel diseases.

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Karbars 10 months ago

This warms my heart

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That Fat Mouse 10 months ago

This is amazing. But, let me go cry now, *closes laptop sobbing*

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Maike 10 months ago

ohhh so beatiful!

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Grumble o'Pug 10 months ago

*crying*

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Kristin Connon 10 months ago

Sometimes the easy fixes get overlooked.

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KT Trondsen 10 months ago

The most important thing you can ever do in this life, is let your loved ones know you care just by being present

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KT Trondsen 10 months ago

Yes, it is so important. I was in the or, leaned over the surgical table getting a spinal tap done for the first time. I was so scared, and the nurse put my head on her chest and stroked my back and told me kind things. I was so shocked at the comfort i took from her gesture. I felt like I was with my own mom.

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adoracat 10 months ago

When my Fallcon was admitted to hospital the last time, he asked me "are these the ladies who are going to help me die?" and then he said "thank you" to them. That's a rough job to have, but I know he died with as much dignity as they could give him.

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Snowy Tundra 10 months ago

I read somewhere that the reactions of people in an emergency call on a Bell curve. 10% of people in an emergency are able to take charge and direct the needed response efforts. 80% will cooperate with what the leaders tell them to do. The last 10% will blindly panic and will sometimes interfere with rescue efforts. Nobody knows how they will respond in an emergency until they are in the middle of one. This is why first responders, medical people and the military train so much. They are least likely to be the ones who panic, but they train so that their training will take over if the mind fails them initially.

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Agnes Jekyll 10 months ago

Wow. Thank you.

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Bored Birgit 10 months ago

A moment can change your life forever.

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That Fat Mouse 10 months ago

Amazing. What doctors go through is heartwarming and sad at the same time. My heart goes out to all of you :)

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MEB 10 months ago

I am 20 weeks pregnant. That's tough to read... :(

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