In Palestine, where there are 9,587 confirmed coronavirus cases to this day, a young man named Jihad Al-Suwaiti refused to part with his infected mother.
After his elderly mom was admitted to the hospital for testing positive with the virus, he was not allowed to visit due to safety reasons. But 30-year-old Jihad from Hebron would climb the pipeline and sit outside the hospital window every day to make sure his mother was well and safe.
A hospital official commented: “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.” Until, last Thursday, his mother Rasma Salama passed away.
The heartbreaking image of the young man watching over his mom fighting the virus has since spread on social media and touched hearts around the globe.
Jihad did not give up hope when his mom fell ill with Covid-19 and spent every day by the hospital window watching her fighting the virus
Mohamad Safa has also made a tribute illustration to Jihad and his deceased mother
Image credits: mhdksafa
Many felt deeply touched by this heartbreaking story