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Photo of health care workers flying to help NY gets love

A photo of health care professionals from Georgia on a Southwest plane on their way to help with the coronavirus outbreak in New York is getting lots of love online. The photo shows dozens...

3/30/2020 5:29:00 AM

Before taking off on a Southwest flight to help combat the corona virus outbreak in New York, dozens of Georgia health care professionals were snapped smiling and making the heart hand gesture. Now they're getting praise online.

A photo of health care professionals from Georgia on a Southwest plane on their way to help with the corona virus outbreak in New York is getting lots of love online. The photo shows dozens...

March 30, 2020 GMTThis Friday, March 27, 2020, photo provided by Southwest Airlines employee Dayartra Etheridge shows health care workers, other passengers and flight crew aboard a Southwest flight from Atlanta to New York's LaGuardia Airport holding their hands in the shape of a heart, before the plane pushed back from the gate, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. There were about 30 health care professionals, all from Atlanta-area hospitals, who were on the regularly scheduled flight to LaGuardia, to help with the coronavirus outbreak in New York. (Dayartra Etheridge via AP)

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This Friday, March 27, 2020, photo provided by Southwest Airlines employee Dayartra Etheridge shows health care workers, other passengers and flight crew aboard a Southwest flight from Atlanta to New York's LaGuardia Airport holding their hands in the shape of a heart, before the plane pushed back from the gate, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. There were about 30 health care professionals, all from Atlanta-area hospitals, who were on the regularly scheduled flight to LaGuardia, to help with the coronavirus outbreak in New York. (Dayartra Etheridge via AP)

A photo of health care professionals from Georgia on a Southwest plane on their way to help with the coronavirus outbreak in New York is getting lots of love online.Thephotoshows dozens of people, some wearing masks and gloves, holding their hands in the shape of a heart. It had been shared by tens of thousands on Facebook and Twitter, with many comments praising the health care workers for their bravery.

An Atlanta ramp agent took the photo of the health care workers, other passengers, and flight crew before the plane pushed back from the gate on Friday, Southwest Airlines spokesman Derek K. Hubbard said on Sunday.There were about 30 health care professionals including nurses, all from Atlanta-area hospitals, who were on the regularly scheduled flight to LaGuardia Airport, Hubbard said.

“These brave souls soldier on in the midst of tremendous risk and exposure, constantly putting the needs of others above their own,” Southwest Airlines wrote in an Instagram post on Sunday. “Their selfless sacrifice is a beacon of light during such a dark time in our world, and no amount of gratitude and praise would ever be enough.”

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RadioDana It's a heroic gesture, but all it takes is one case of covid-19 and they're all carriers 💙💙 Who do we contact if we want to help? Love from Texas docs! Godspeed !! We are grateful. Thank you. You are brave & thank you! 🙏 Jaysus where is the PPE and physical distance? This is bizarre. THANK YOU!! 😚😚😚😚❤❤❤❤

❤️❤️❤️👏👏👏 💖🙏🏽✨✊🏽 Heroes!!!!!🙏🏻 AlfonsoAGP limyueng sabribacal ICYMI SIX FEET! So social distance did not apply here ? Dissonance SethAbramson I appreciate their efforts to help NYC, but what happens to the people of GA if they get sick and/or worse, die? That leaves GAians with fewer healthcare providers to help them when cases skyrocket there.

💙 SOCIAL DISTANCING!!! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Fools for not being in hazmat gear around each other on a fucking plane. Godspeed, please stay safe and healthy 🌷🌷. ❤️🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸 SethAbramson God bless you all! BSkylstad Thank you, heroes!!! BSkylstad Out of the kindness of their hearts or 3500.00 per week incentive like California?

Thank you! SethAbramson Why don’t they have masks on? That's cool. Well send workers now. And in a couple of weeks, New York can send us Cuomo! I am rooting for you from Japan. Come on, America ‼️ You defeat the virus ❤️❤️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 God bless American SethAbramson no socialdistancing on that flight. :(

Why arn't they wearing masks? No Mask No Service in hot and warm zones. Our supermarkets are petri dishes. People breathing on everything without cover. Can't buy a mask then make one! Stop the spread of the virus. No Mask No Service in supermarkets please. Save lives. Let's hope they all make it back to their families healthy.

Where are your masks? 😟 SethAbramson HealthcareHeroes 🙏❤️ God bless them SethAbramson God Bless them all... Masks No improvised PPE? These are health workers? Normalizemasks You are not wearing masks Why are they so close ... social distancing guys Thank u for ur unselfish service True heroes All stay safe. Live long. Our prayers are with all the healthcare workers all over the world🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

Front personal in this epidemic are so generous. Putting there life at rick to save humanity. This is great - thanks for their service . BUT 🧐All of them work in healthcare and didn’t think it was necessary to wear masks and gloves on the plane that I’m sure was not sanitized before they boarded... SethAbramson They should all be wearing masks and sitting apart and getting tested

Wait a minute. This was our best opportunity to CLEAN UP New York and thin the herd there. 😆😆😆 So, I'm assuming everyone on this flight is immuned to the coronavirus. I commend those s/heroes, but this is not a wise decision! HEROS !!! SethAbramson Some of the real heroes!!! Thank you and may God be with you!!!

49erFan_WTP I only see a couple of mask and quite a few pairs of gloves. I wonder why they are not all protected? Still I give big props, credit and thanks to these brave heroes! 👏👏👏💞💞💞 By the way....Why do they (prez, vp, fauci, etc) stand so close together but tell us to practice social distancing? 🤔

💜💗 angels SethAbramson Physical distancing... No mask,gloves 🤔🤔 Great to see action taken to make things better. Stay safe. SethAbramson Godspeed to all the Georgia healthcare workers. Prayers from Seattle to NYC✊🏻 SethAbramson God bless each and every one of them! 专业?如果有一个是感染者,岂不是专业播毒? SethAbramson Such bravery! I was born & raised in Brunswick, GA. Some of these workers may not be on the flight back home. I am not surprised that they are risking their lives. Georgians are just like that.

wear masks now!!! Thank you thank you so much 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Heroes and sheroes 👏🏽 SharonKPIX Distance please! SethAbramson jmugele 3 SethAbramson This seems very noble but I'm not certain it makes sense? SethAbramson Much Gratitude to these men and women in the frontline 🙏🏼👍 Wait so Georgia got no cases?

They are heroes. christint Because they KNOW it's not that bad. They are all Democrats helping to keep this Economy-Killing Story Alive. nova_road Lock them all up. Not following the rules Good that they're volunteering to help. But hope there's no virus on that plane. I had insurance and still paid 20K for this. Even if I was positive that I had coronavirus I still would not go to a hospital. The last time I went to the ER at Saint Alphonsus because I thought I had the flu this happened.

Dedication/Courage That is the sign for vagina Amazing, they are national treasures. At the end of this health emergency we need to erect monuments to honor our heroic health care professionals across the USA. My first thought- why weren't they flown on a larger plane so that they could spread out? Why aren't they all wearing masks and gloves?

I see 3 pair of gloves and one mask. OMG Why are they so close together? Where are their masks? This is such an alarming photograph I cannot believe my eyes 😩 MamaMadisons They are well within 6 feet of each other. Wendys_Garden Bravo👏👏 Fortunately, the sum of (the nation) parts (people) is far greater than the arrogant asshole in the Oval Office...

Not a heart. God bless you all! Stay safe stay strong! 🙏❤️ True heroes And no social distancing and no mask at all, perfect, NOT Um. What's happening here? May they all stay safe. 💕 Two questions: • why aren’t they distancing? • isn’t Atlanta an emerging hotspot? They need to bring their butts back home. The ATL VA hospital has a serious nursing shortage with 90 nurses in quarantine.

🥺🥺❤️❤️ Gloves and masks please.. God bless them Please also provide them proper preventive measures. As they are valuable assets of your country. It's your moral responsibility to protect them and their families. Man----- Human Uh, lots of people stuck together in a seal, metal tube. Respect to all of them. Hope they are all properly equiped and protected.

Awesome group!!!! The don’t look safe.Why no precaution? Thank you Running to the danger, not away. Heroes and heroines. Heroes, every single one of them. Pay these people 100x what they are making. Great people with a noble mission❤️stayunitedstaysafewepray4u All the eggs in one basket huh? MAGA Good luck to them because once they get to NYS realDonaldTrump will think they are thieves.... MAGA GOP TrumpVirus TrumpPandemic coronavirus COVID19 publichealth

Let's get them the equipment that they need! ❤ Thank you from the bottom top and sides of my heart...Thank you!

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