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87 Y/O Man with Coronavirus Watches Sunset Outside For First Time In A Month

The photo was taken after 5 pm on March 5 at the East Hospital Branch of the Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University.

In the photo, Dr. Liu Kai, a member of the medical team from Zhongshan Hospital affiliated to Fudan University, stopped while escorting the patient for CT, and the 87-year-old man, who had been hospitalized for nearly a month, seized the opportunity to savor a glorious sunset, something he had not seen in a long time.

“It was so unexpected. It was just a photo that I thought would have great memorable value,” said Liu. He kept saying that he did not expect this photo would resonate so much with so many people.

The patient used to be a violinist in an orchestra before entering the hospital on February 9. When he first came in, the man was seriously ill, depressed and disengaged.

After getting along for more than 20 days, not only did this older man get better and better, the connection he had with the medical staff became more and more heartfelt. Just several days earlier, for example, the old man hummed a Chinese song “何日君再来” (When will you come again) for the medical staff.

Liu Ning, Bianji