Duke University School of Medicine Residents Tie the Knot in Hospital Ceremony

Their loved ones were able to tune in to the nuptials through Zoom.

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Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, many couples have had to cancel or postpone their nuptials. No doubt, with much planning, excitement, and finances going into the day, it can be an exceedingly tough situation.

Now, one special couple is giving us reason to smile during all of the chaos. Two medical residents from Duke University School of Medicine tied the knot at Duke University Hospital Birthing Center. Dr. Shelun Tsai, who works as an OB/GYN resident for Duke Healthand Dr. Michael Sun, who works as a Duke Psychiatry resident said "I do" at the hospital on April 11, with loved ones watching on Zoom after their original wedding plans were postponed, per Good Morning America.

"Duke Obstetrics and Gynecology residents are accustomed to happy surprises and the joy that often accompanies them. Today was no different, as Duke OB/GYN Resident Dr. Shelun Tsai and fiancé Dr. Michael Sun, a resident in Duke Psychiatry’s program, commemorated what would have been their wedding day during an impromptu ceremony at Duke Birthing Center," a celebratory post on Duke Health's Facebook page read. "Both Dr. Tsai and Dr. Sun are native New Yorkers, and their planned nuptials were postponed due to the coronavirus. Friends and family viewed via Zoom from across the country."

Duke's department of OB/GYN also took to sharing the happy news on Twitter, alongside several photos from the makeshift ceremony.

For the wedding, the couple's colleagues worked hard to contribute to the festivities, with one of the nurses officiating their ceremony and the team pitching to decorate a hospital transportation cart with the words "Just Married."

Tsai's vows also made our hearts sing and elicited a chuckle: "I promise never to touch the thermostat. I promise to always be up for anything, even an impromptu wedding ceremony," she said, as the Asheville-Citizen Times reported.

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Especially now, we're so grateful for medical professionals during this difficult time in history. And we're so glad this beautiful couple could remind us there's always room for light to peek through the darkness.

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