Doctor's Handwritten Note Makes the Internet Rounds


A doctor hand wrote a lovely message to the husband of a woman who died. Within two weeks, the note had more than 2 million views on image-hosting site Imgur and countless views on other social media sites. The emergency-room doctor wrote that it's the first time in 20 years that he's been moved to write to a family.

This is a classic "goodwill" message, which requires nothing in return but spreads warmth and good wishes.

Discussions Starters:

  • Why would the note generate so much interest? What's special about it? Consider the medium, writer, audience, and so on.
  • When in your own life could it be appropriate to write a note by hand?