Hospitals aren’t exactly the most joyful place on earth. Most of us associate them with pokey needles, cold hard floors, and bad news. It’s no surprise that a visit to the doctor’s office can be a bit off putting even for some adults, nonetheless young children. One little girl from Jacksonville, Florida and her sisters were no exception.
When 7-year-old Autumn went to get treated for strep throat at Wolfson Children’s Hospital back in August, she was a little nervous but not nearly as terrified as her sisters, 4-year-old Krystlynn Moses and 8-year-old Winter Moses. In a video that’s since gone viral, you can see just how mortified the girls are, cornered up in the doctors office, until Autumn’s pediatrician decided to go above and beyond.
But when this Jacksonville pediatrician walked in to treat his young patient, he couldn’t ignore just how unhappy her sisters were, so he did what any great doctor would: he cheered up the whole family with an impromptu dance session.
Dr. Chima Matthew did the one thing better than jumping into action, he danced into action.
Dr. Chima Matthew, affectionately known as Dr. Chima, queued up some music and began to bust out some of his slickest dance moves, including the popular zombie dance. It wasn’t long before the girls followed his lead and within just a few minutes the entire room had turned into a dance party.
The girl’s mother was left touched by the Dr. Chima’s thoughtfulness and recorded the act of kindness in a video that’s since gone viral.
“Two minutes out of his life made a lasting impression on ours,” their mother said.
It may have been a just a short moment, but for the scared little girls and their mother, it was one that they’ll never forget.
Wolfson Children’s Hospital shared the video captioned ‘Caught in the act of caring!’ and acknowledged Dr. Chima for going above and beyond in a Facebook post of the video that’s been viewed over 10 million times.
Dr. Chima, who’s now know as the “Dancing Doctor” said, “I go over and beyond because children go over and beyond to put smiles on my face. It’s the least I can do for them.”
— Bridgette Matter (@bridgetteANjax) October 5, 2017
What started as a stressful trip to the doctors, ended in a hospital room full of laughter and a round of high fives thanks to this Jacksonville doctors thoughtfulness and compassion.
If you know know anyone that needs their frown turned upside down, share this video!