Nurse Comes Up with Cutest Way to Distract Young Boy Getting Shots
Like many young children, Tiffany Marshall's grandson, Dimitri, is afraid of shots. At least he was...
Dimitri's view of shots was likely changed forever after a recent run in with an especially kind and creative nurse at a doctor's office in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Marshall filmed the heart-warming interaction between her grandson and the unnamed nurse and shared it on Facebook. In just a week, the video has raked in more than 24 million views and 395,000 shares.
In the now-viral clip, Dimitri explains how his grandmother promised him $5 for not crying. Sensing his anxiety, the nurse tells him she's going to do a magic trick. After drawing his blood with a quick prick of his finger, she instructs him to "paint" circles on a card. Distracted by the nurse's "magic" and the unlikely art project, Dimitri exclaims how excited he is that he didn't cry.
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When it came time for Dimitri's three scary shots, the nurse pulled him in for a hug and told him to show her his muscles, all while assuring him what a "strong," "big boy" he is. Though he screamed a bit, to his shock, Dimitri did not cry. For his reward, the nurse handed him a $5 bill from Marshall. Smiling, Dimitri celebrated with an adorable little dance.
"This nurse was absolutely phenomenal!" Marshall captioned the now-viral Facebook video.
You can say that again!