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Tampa General Hospital nurse couple unites to fight coronavirus

Posted at 1:50 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 13:50:14-04

TAMPA, Fla. - A co-worker snapped a photo of two nurses in an eye-to-eye embrace despite layers of protective gear.

The image, shared on social media, is inspiring people around the globe.

In this March 30, 2020 photo provided by Chief Nurse Anesthetist Nicole Hubbard, nurses Mindy Brock and Ben Cayer, wearing protective equipment, hold each other and look into each other's eyes, in Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Fla.


The nurses are Mindy Brock and her husband, Ben Cayer. They work as nurse anesthetists at Tampa General Hospital in Florida.

The two share a home, a profession and, now, a mission.

They are part of a team taking on the high-risk duty of placing breathing tubes in surgery patients, any of whom may have COVID-19.

Cayer says they didn't think twice about volunteering for the team, and felt honored to be asked.