As lockdown rules seemed to have loosened up gradually, depending on where you are in the world, it can be easy to forget that COVID-19 is still a reality for many people.
When Jihad Al-Suwaiti, 30, was denied entrance to the hospital, due to preventive measures set up against coronavirus, he had to find a creative way to visit his mother who had contracted the virus.
Nothing could stop him from seeing her
Jihad’s love for his mother was so big that he could simply not let her suffer alone.
He spent most of his day there, observing his mother’s condition from outside the window, before coming down when he was convinced that his mother was fast asleep.
“I sat helplessly behind the outside window of the intensive care room, watching her last moments,” Jihad told Arabic Post.
So Jihad climbed the wall every night to say goodbye, and sat with her until she sadly passed away from COVID-19, at the age of 73.
The story touched the whole world
The story was so touching that it inspired a fellow Palestinian cartoonist to make a comic, commemorating Jihad’s incredible love for his late mother.
People all over the world were touched by this incredible tale of love. Jihad did everything in his power to make sure his mother would not live her last days completely isolated from her family.
This is a powerful reminder to value the time we have with our loved ones. With the way life goes, it can be easy to overlook or forget to dedicate time to family members. As this incredible son has proven, there is always a way when you are willing.
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