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
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2 years ago

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

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varwenea
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2 years ago

Powerful words

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Grumble o'Pug
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2 years ago

Heartbreaking

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Sasy
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2 years ago

So glad this was shared

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Beth Arriaga
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

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

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Dr. Cheri Hayes
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2 years ago

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

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Agnes Jekyll
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2 years ago

Thank you for telling us this story.

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Jen
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2 years ago

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

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Alia G.
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2 years 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
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2 years 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
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2 years 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
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

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

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Agnes Jekyll
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2 years ago

Wow.

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Lizard Queen
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

This is so so sad :(

MAL_Winchester
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2 years ago

I'll never understand how parents can be so cruel. When you're pregnant, it's "I don't care if it's a boy or a girl so long as they're healthy." And then they drop their kids like trash when they can't handle something. Parents like that should be ashamed of themselves and never allowed a moment's happiness.

Rhân
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2 years ago

Wuhoo. Hard words. I get your point, but sometimes there are things you can‘t handle easily. I‘m sure this father stil regets how this situation was handled. But sometimes you just can‘t. Even if it is your own child. Its human to make mistakes. Its sad, when you don‘t have the chance to make it better. We don‘t even know the whole story in this case, why the father didn‘t talked to his son, so maybe think about those words. There are parents, that never show love to their childs, who abuse them - this are parents who don‘t deserve better - but this father obviously cared about his son, but he was too late and I‘m sure he is ashamed and wants to go back in time.

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Dowbo
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2 years ago

We all leave things too late. Tell the people who matter, that you love them!

KT Trondsen
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2 years ago

So sad, he should have gone while we had the time and tell him he loved him. To die alone....

Lärry
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2 years ago

The father has to live with this till the end of his time. But I still belive his son saw him cry...

Betty Rubble
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2 years ago

Holy shit this is like making me sob. One story after another

GiveMeASloth
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2 years ago

When I was pregnant with my first son my grandfather had said he wasn't happy. ( my husband is biracial and we live in a very close minded part of the country). I never stopped loving him or caring for him he passed away about 2 months after I found out I was pregnant. About 2 weeks before he died (unexpected) he told me he was sorry and couldn't wait to meet his grand baby. Sometimes people come around in the nick of time and some come around to late. This post BREAKS my heart!!

anarkzie
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2 years ago

That's so sad to go through something like that alone, what a piece of shit you had for a dad.

Nicky OldfieldDesciple
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2 years ago

When ignorance ISN'T bliss. ☹️☹️☹️

Alex Craig
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2 years ago

That last sentence says it all. I think that is the saddest sentence I've ever heard.

Vinniegret
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2 years ago

Heartbreaking

Magpie
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2 years ago

Sadly I saw far too much of this. In the early days everyone was just so afraid. We didn't know how it was spread. Even the bravest doctors, nurses, families were scared. I didn't care if i died, but i held off killing myself because no one else was brave enough to take the gloves off, and just hold and aids patients' hands. It seemed to help.

Magpie
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2 years ago

sorry edit : ...gloves off and just hold aids patients hands.

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Leekun
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2 years ago

People that doesn't accept their own children are the worst. They throw them out and don't care about them. And the child might pass away. And the parent has to live with the guilt that they hated their child until they died for something they cannot change about themselves. People claim that heaven won't accept LGBT people but I think that they would rather accept them than a-hole parents with no love for a child that is different

Yunyann See
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2 years ago

I believe he knows his dad came eventually.

Roos Dillema
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2 years ago

repentance comes after sin

Randy Inbred
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2 years ago

Parents are only human. They make mistakes. You truly see it when you become a parent yourself.

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Agnes Jekyll
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2 years ago

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

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foxlover05
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2 years ago

Aww❤️

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Kay Pahlad
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2 years ago

Special people.

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C
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

So true.

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Amanda Grimm
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2 years ago

And this one made me cry the most.

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AnnaB
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

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

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Maike
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

my heart just broke

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Maike
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2 years ago

thank you for remembering...

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Shauday Smith
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2 years ago

each one is just as powerful as the last.

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Dowbo
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2 years ago

Blubbering like a 6ft 2, 225lb idiot!

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Maike
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2 years ago

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

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Maike
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2 years ago

You are a warrior

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Agnes Jekyll
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2 years ago

Thank you so much.

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Agnes Jekyll
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2 years ago

Just amazing, what an amazing story. My god.

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Grumble o'Pug
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2 years ago

MDieties, is what we used to call those guys.

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Kristin Connon
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

Aww fraternal bro and sis twins are so awesome

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Agnes Jekyll
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2 years ago

Education is never a waste.

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Pamela24
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2 years ago

What an important lie. Thank you, sir.

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Birdgirl45
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2 years ago

Wow. Just wow.

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Neb
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2 years ago

Respect for their strength.

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Maike
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2 years 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
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2 years 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
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

Heartbreaking

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Neb
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2 years ago

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

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Linda Hobart
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2 years ago

Beautiful!

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Agnes Jekyll
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2 years ago

Thank you EMT

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C
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2 years ago

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

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Rebekah
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2 years ago

Love this.

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Agnes Jekyll
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2 years 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
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

That's so sad

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Alia G.
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

Whoa!!!

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That Fat Mouse
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2 years ago

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

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C
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2 years ago

The strength of these doctors is incredible

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Maike
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2 years 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
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

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

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Jennifer Foster
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2 years ago

Wow! That's incredible!

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That Fat Mouse
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2 years ago

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

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Kika Virtanen
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

Shit happens

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Kristin Connon
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2 years ago

Dementia and Alzheimers are such cruel diseases.

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Karbars
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2 years ago

This warms my heart