After grueling hospital shifts, nurses head to the front line of protests to offer aid

For the past few months, the world has been rightfully praising the nurses, doctors, and other medical workers serving on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic. And now, nurses in Minneapolis have taken heroism to the next level.

A video shared by Joshua Potash on Twitter shows nurses in scrubs helping administer aid to protesters calling for justice for George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis this week.

"This is amazing," Potash wrote. "Nurses have been going straight to protests after long COVID shifts to help treat people hit with tear gas and rubber bullets."


This week, we saw protests in Minneapolis erupt over Floyd's murder, with some protesters being met with tear gas and rubber bullets.

In the video Potash shared, nurses in blue scrubs are shown with bottles of what appears to be milk, which helps relieve the sting of tear gas.

Commenters responding on Twitter praised the nurses for volunteering their time and energy:

"Stunningly beautiful act of kindness. Nurses deserve more than what we give them in salary and in attitude."

"Nurses are the greatest thing in humanity."

"Pre-Covid, nurses were always left out of Hometown Heroes praise, at least here on Long Island. It was always about teachers, cops and firemen. Maybe its time to add in nurses."

"If the @TIME person of the year isn't the American nurse throw the whole damn magazine away."

Mister Rogers told us to look for the helpers in tough times. From a novel virus pandemic to the impact of civil unrest, nurses are there as the helpers, soothing wounds and saving lives. These are the heroes of our era, and they deserve all the gratitude and praise we can throw at them.


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When a pet is admitted to a shelter it can be a traumatizing experience. Many are afraid of their new surroundings and are far from comfortable showing off their unique personalities. The problem is that's when many of them have their photos taken to appear in online searches.

Chewy, the pet retailer who has dedicated themselves to supporting shelters and rescues throughout the country, recognized the important work of a couple in Tampa, FL who have been taking professional photos of shelter pets to help get them adopted.

"If it's a photo of a scared animal, most people, subconsciously or even consciously, are going to skip over it," pet photographer Adam Goldberg says. "They can't visualize that dog in their home."

Adam realized the importance of quality shelter photos while working as a social media specialist for the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"The photos were taken top-down so you couldn't see the size of the pet, and the flash would create these red eyes," he recalls. "Sometimes [volunteers] would shoot the photos through the chain-link fences."

That's why Adam and his wife, Mary, have spent much of their free time over the past five years photographing over 1,200 shelter animals to show off their unique personalities to potential adoptive families. The Goldbergs' wonderful work was recently profiled by Chewy in the video above entitled, "A Day in the Life of a Shelter Pet Photographer."

Vanna White appeared on "The Price Is Right" in 1980.

Vanna White has been a household name in the United States for decades, which is kind of hilarious when you consider how she gained her fame and fortune. Since 1982, the former model and actress has made millions walking back and forth turning letters (and later simply touching them—yay technology) on the game show "Wheel of Fortune."

That's it. Walking back and forth in a pretty evening gown, flipping letters and clapping for contestants. More on that job in a minute…

As a member of Gen X, television game shows like "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Price is Right" send me straight back to my childhood. Watching this clip from 1980 of Vanna White competing on "The Price is Right" two years before she started turning letters on "Wheel of Fortune" is like stepping into a time machine. Bob Barker's voice, the theme music, the sound effects—I swear I'm home from school sick, lying on the ugly flowered couch with my mom checking my forehead and bringing me Tang.

This video has it all: the early '80s hairstyles, a fresh-faced Vanna White and Bob Barker's casual sexism that would never in a million years fly today.

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