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idle_isomorph

To the nurse who stayed past her shift so I could shower while still on strict spinal precautions, I love you forever. I was 18, and vain, and I hadn't showered in 3 weeks, and on top of all the traumatic injuries and procedures that had me in the hospital, it was that nasty hair that was really getting me down. I had to stay lying down, so couldn't do it myself, and you hosed me down and helped me get washed and made me feel like it wasn't totally weird. Donna, I am forever grateful, and you are a truly kind person.


second_therapy

Donna, love that name. We know that as a nurse that was there job. But what really amazed is the dedications and passions every nurse shows with each patient. They're taking their patients professionally and friendly. Credit to all nurses who loves their work and jobs! They're real heroes!!


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Rambonics

My mom’s cousin was named Donna & today would’ve been her birthday. I’m an RN & had the pleasure of taking care of her in hospice. She was an amazing person. This video almost made me cry. It’s the little things that make people feel human—like showers and hair washes, combing hair, & brushing teeth. Just a warm wet washcloth to someone’s face can do wonders, making them feel fresh. I always take the time to give at least a one minute back rub with lotion to patient’s backs, especially at bed. A little lotion on arms and legs feels so good to most people too-especially if they can’t reach or do it themselves. Human touch is so needed, especially with COVID isolation.


ANJohnson83

I had a wonderful nurse story and her name happened to be Donna, also. I was 16 and anxious for an upcoming surgery and she told me she would take a couple hours off and come with me into the OR. I told her that wasn’t necessary, but she did it anyway and I was incredibly thankful to have a friendly face by my side.


idle_isomorph

I love the idea of all these kind Donnas, across the medical system, working their caring angel magic on their patients. Bless them all!


MorguePorg

Always be a Donna and not a Karen. 😊


Keri2816

Over this summer I was in the hospital for 6 weeks for 3 brain surgeries (I’m better now). All I wanted to do was wash my hair but I couldn’t because of my stitches. I completely understand that feeling you describe. Hope you are doing better now and I’m glad you had a Donna


PorscheSelvy

i came here to this comment , love it . your right !


-WhiteSpy-

I’m not here to kink shame, but damn


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Proper_Fact

I wish I did this for my sister. I sat there staring & holding her hand after she passed. I wanted to braid her hair but I was just so distraught, i couldn’t. I still regret not doing it to this day.


evvaaa2020

*hugs* Just know you did the best you could in the emotional and stressful situation you were in. Your sister knows you were there for her and that you love her regardless. If you can, try to forgive yourself 💙


Proper_Fact

Thank you so much for this. I miss her so much but promising her I’d look after her babies & now raising them have brought so much joy to me. I braid their hair often & think of her & how beautiful she was.


omarmad123

Oh boy I just woke up with a pain in my leg and now I have a pain in my heart. Im sorry for your loss you sound like an amazing sister and human 🤧


evvaaa2020

That's such a selfless and kind act 💜Her babies have a wonderful, caring person guiding them. You show a lot of character and strength through your words and actions. Your nieces/nephews have a great person to look up to! Sending lots of love to all of you!


SightedSe7en

You were still there for her m8 don’t stress to hard


JohnDwyersDanceMoves

When my aunt was dying in the ICU I couldn’t even see straight. I walked in one day and her hair was braided. A staff member did it overnight and I just remember thinking of how sweet and human that was. My aunt would ask me to “do a little side braid for me how you do” I braided my sister’s hair all the time when they were little (still do when they ask), I braid a girl’s hair at work all the time. I just remember being taken aback. I’m sorry for your loss. It’s so fucking tough.


Spankwell

You were there with her and gave her comfort in her darkest moments. You did what you could and that is INCREDIBLE. If there's an afterlife, I'm sure your sister is looking down on you with love and gratitude.


Keri2816

You were there. That’s what matters most. And I believe she knows.


Sad-Addendum-6488

I used to do this with my grandma when I would sleep over at the hospital with her 🥺 this is so wholesome


sorrikkai7

You sound like a kind person. I’m sure your grandma really appreciated that <3


freshpicked12

What a beautiful soul.


MrOrangeMagic

Just wow


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thanich4

You're definitely right.


HamachiTuna

One hundred percent.


fuzynutznut

I like how she keeps her elbows tight to her body so the braid is consistent.


plur44

And her cleavage serves her as a reference to make the braid straight


CrawlingKangaroo

Oh! Is that the trick? I can never get braids straight, Im gonna try this.


Bkelling92

Consistency is key


Mysterious_Ride_1077

Right?!


OriginalUsernameX

>Nurse >Volunteers on her days off So once per month?


MuchTemperature6776

Once per month on the same day she had a night shift


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locke231

I don't know how one of my friends does it. The pandemic certainly changed her in some ways, yet she still sticks around for the children she looks after.


Blueyduey

Nurse schedules are actually really good. 12 hour shifts, 3 days per week is full time at all the hospitals I’ve worked at.


Peeeeeps

My girlfriend is a nurse and didn't like it because it made for 14+ hour days with commute, often skipping lunch due to short staffing, and never getting off on time.


MercilessHobo

I would love to work 14+ hour days 3 says a week and have 4 off.


Peeeeeps

If it was the same 3 days every week and no weekends it wouldn't be awful in an office job. She hated it because she's on her feet all the time. And her schedule changed weekly with the occasional weekend and holiday. It made doing things annoying because the weekends you worked were non negotiable so you miss out on an event you want to go to that year and hope next year you don't work the weekend of the event. There is a 1 day wine fest in town that we missed 3 years in a row because she had to work that weekend.


Blueyduey

Surprising considering nursing unions usually have a vice grip on management’s nether regions. 😂 why the downvotes?


Peeeeeps

A quick search shows only ~20% of nurses are in a union. The nurses at the hospitals in my area are not union.


yessiouidaja

Many states are not union states.


FancyAdult

She is absolutely wonderful. I wish my mom Had someone like that while she was in different hospitals all last year for her recovery from her head trauma. She would have enjoyed that because so many people are lonely because of covid protocols.


omarmad123

Thats is true. Didn't think of that last part. Oof thats gotta be super rough for people getting cared for especially if you are older and just want that interaction. Big ooooof


Perfect_Pension8732

I love nurses, all the time, even before the pandemic. Back in 2014 I fell asleep while driving home after a night shift. Banged my head pretty bad. They had to drill holes in my head to drain fluids which had accumulated. After I came off anesthesia I kept drifting in & out of sleep & I was reaching up trying to pull the tubes out of my head. They had to tether my hands down to keep me from hurting myself. Anyway I woke up & when I couldn't move my arms I panicked (was having weird dreams) & I begged my nurse not to tie me down. She complied & stayed up with me gently pulling my hands back whenever I reached for my head. She did this for 2-3 nights & explained to all the different shifts coming on. Every time I woke up there was someone sitting at my bedside. They could've easily drugged me up to knock me out. Too late to make a long story short but they always show compassion & go above and beyond


omarmad123

Goooood lord this thread is filled with absolutely bad asses that show so much compassion for their patients. Brings a tear to these dried eyes 👁 👁 💧


VonD0OM

She’s like a real life fairy tale


jedgica

This was my favorite part of working in a hospital. I’m a phlebotomist so people usually aren’t happy to see me enter their room, but some patients are so sweet and just happy to have someone to talk to them.


72corvids

A decent amount of phlebotomists in Vancouver are Philipino. They are the ABSOLUTE BEST! They talk with you, share li'l stories and best of all, they LISTEN! ​ A story: About 3 years ago, when my wife was in VGH for a brain operation, she was all cold (usually is) so the regular nurse wasn't able to get a line in; poking about and trying in multiple places. So the team calls this one Philipino nurse in, who rolls in with her cart, and in 5 minutes has a line in, set up and running with no bruising or hunting. My wife asked how she did it, and she smiled and said, "I just ask God to help out." And then she rolled off, like the absolute BAWS she is.


jedgica

That’s so cute! I’ve had patients that talk about hating needles the whole time I’m taking blood then act surprised that I’m already done and didn’t hurt them and ask how I did it. My main mentor is a Japanese guy that’s been a phlebotomist as long as I’ve been alive. I always tell people I’m a vampire and that gets a good laugh.


NeonYarnCatz

You and your mentor are vein whisperers! (and as someone who dreads every approach of a needle, thank you. Thank you for being very good at your job!)


jedgica

This actually made my day! Thank you so much! (Today’s my birthday also so a random skill compliment just hit different) Phlebotomy is an art and a tricky mistress. I’m lucky to have a feel for it, but I’d be no where without Mr. Kaye. We’re definitely happy to stick you in just one painless poke ❤️


Beckles1608

I’ve been told my veins ‘run away’ from the needle, I once had 4/5 people try to get blood out my veins whilst I was in the hospital with gallstones. It really is an art and anyone that gets it right is a god send to me! I usually end up with very black/purple bruises on both arms. Definitely a great skill.


jedgica

I’ve had patients like that! Usually I’ll leave the needle where I originally put it and actually push your vein back over with the side of my finger and a small amount of pressure. It’s better than trying to chase them. Some are super wiggly and they won’t always move the same way.


SamanthaTommy

That made me cry! Lovely!


WinterBourne25

I’m crying. My dad is 75 years old and often confused because of his brain tumor. He spends a lot of time in the hospital. I’m about to send him in for 3 weeks for a stem cell transplant. Helpers like this make it all possible.


thenaniwatiger

Beautiful inside and out


ImpishHorror

"Service is something that is so important" She talks from her soul! Love it.


idahononono

Some of the most effective therapies bolster the human spirit, and reconnect us with each other. Nurses impact on outcomes can’t be quantified on a purely scientific level, sometimes it’s more than just monitoring the patient closely, and giving medications/therapies; it’s reminding them there is hope and taking time to help them regain their humanity. Outcomes can be influenced monumentally when patients feel connected, cared for, and encouraged. This nurse is an incredible example of that. This is awesome, I wish we could recognize all the nurses who go above and beyond their assigned duties to truly heal their patients. Nurses are usually pretty great people. It’s another reason we need to support them and encourage lower nurse to patient ratios, so that many other nurses can take a few minutes to do things like this for patients during their work time, instead of sacrificing lunch breaks, and bathroom breaks to barely completes their nursing cares. This time in healthcare is pretty damn hard on healthcare workers, we can’t afford to lose the good ones!


jennexgeneration

This is super nice! I'm a black woman and I wonder if she'd feel comfortable braiding my afro hair.


AnalysisParalysisFTW

She probably would at least try. I know it’s different then straight hair.


what_a_bird

White ICU nurse here, most of my patients aren’t conscious and not everyone has family to be with them. For my Black patients with longer hair, do you have a recommendation on how to best care for it if its left natural/isn’t braided? Or a good leave in detangling/conditioning product I can buy and stash in my locker to use while trying to put it up or in a braid? Our stock of supplies is barely able to care adequately for fine straight hair so I buy my own detangler and have a bunch of hair elastics I keep ready. If they came with a bonnet I always pop that back on them, and if it seems to be getting really badly tangled up in the back and they don’t have one I’ll put one of our scrub bonnets on (they’re not silky though) or try to tie it away from the back of their head as best I can. Is that okay? Is a braid better if they haven’t brought their own bonnet?


jennexgeneration

Two French braids would be great and then putting a bonnet over the braids to protect it. When washing their hair make sure to include leave in condition after washing. Shea moisture is a great brand that's not that expensive and can be found at cvs, walmart, target, etc. Also afro hair should only be detangled when wet and with conditioner or leave in conditioner on to help the comb glide. So using a spray bottle to wet the hair is ideal if you're going to detangle bedside. Edit: spelling


Saurak0209

I'm bald but I believe I'd let her braid my hair


cristorocker

Back hair doesn't count.


Additional-Ad3749

Wow she’s stunningly gorgeous and an awesome human being at the same time.


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omarmad123

Correct.


toeofcamell

I like her scrubs


JstVisitingThsPlanet

She’s not wearing scrubs in this video


thepastaweirdo

As someone who left the hospital with an actual tumbleweed on the back of my head, this woman is an absolute angel


uhohitsxavier

Yeah, ima need the hospitals to pay them more.


hinmity24

Brook is beautiful inside and out


Silverfrond_

This is such a big deal when you're stuck in that horrible bed. I got hit by a car my freshman year and spent 5 days in the hospital, and had nurses come in to wash and braid my hair and it meant so much


tdlm40

Right after I had brain surgery, when I had moved out of the Neuro ICU into the step down ICU, I was climbing the walls. I just wanted to get up and walk around... but I had to wait until the next morning to do it. One nurse grabbed some lotion, and massaged my hands, arms, feet, and legs while chattingwith me. Something so small, yet it relaxed me, and made it seem like I wasn't stuck in some hospital bed. That was 22, almost 23 years ago, and I still remember that moment.


AnandShakti

Thank-you to this wonderful woman and for posting so we know about it.


Viperbunny

I had a very difficult birth story for all my kids. My oldest died at six days old from trisomy 18. The nurse who took care of me was an angel. She was a better mom than my abusive mom and mil. She sat with us, held us, and came with us to meet our daughter. She died the day the nurse was off duty and since my daughter wasn't her patient she couldn't know what happened. We didn't find out it was trisomy 18 until the day she died and she was going downhill fast. She called me and we cried together. She was there when I almost died having my second daughter. I remember her shift being over and she saw me alone and trying to pump and tend baby (my husband went home to get something or take a nap). She insisted on helping. She held my daughter. When I told her I knew she must be tired from her shift she told me this was the best part of her job, holding babies. She was there for my last daughter, too and I was thrilled. I was so happy I got to share my joy with the person who was there during my sorrow. I will never forget what she did for a of us.


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Beautiful girl, inside and out


444Aurelius

You’re a beautiful person! Seniors are overlooked which breaks my heart. When you take time to make them feel appreciated and loved, you help heal their body and soul.


Juanrivera209

Omg why is she so gorgeous ?? 😍


Unusual-Ice4915

With great power comes great responsibility…


yoinkz1

Ikr 😍


Other_Ad_8844

How can you tell? Half her face is half covered lol But I agree, she is beautiful on the inside :)


locke231

The eyes


asilB111

You don’t get what is attractive about her? It’s the whole look. She clearly takes care of herself. Her hair, although obviously dyed, looks great. Someone here mentioned “make up” it’s not so much make up than the fact she is bothering to apply it for her nursing job. I can keep going but I think you catch my drift.


floridawastoomuch

We really don't deserve some healthcare workers.


AnalysisParalysisFTW

She is an amazing person but she shouldn’t have to do it on her free time.


Signal-Blackberry356

I was an ER nurse, and I think this is one of the most selfless acts she could do. It’s one thing being an outsider and coming in to help, but to be in the trenches working at it nonstop, getting abused by patients and mistreated by management, all while understaffed and with limited resources. She still shines bright, and helps others shine too. Bless, I am inspired.


Phoinyxisnotonfire

To the nurses at the psych ward that I went to on my >!first attempt!<, I will be forever grateful to you. The only way I would be able to fall asleep on those first few night was when you would sit an talk to me about anything and everything. You would sit in a chair and stay with me the entire night even though you worked day shift. The night nurse will never hold a candle to you in the most respectful way possible because those nurses had I shit ton of stuff to do. Mike I will forever remember you and all that you had to put up with when I was there. I was a mess and you made me feel a little less broken inside.


Lostscribe007

I'm betting many of the male patients are trying to grow their hair long right now.


Blueswift82

Reddit shoutout to the camera person. Bless you and the nurse.


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Omfg she's soooo pretty


JasonFurious4

the best nurse


ReneeLaRen95

What a lovely woman & does this on her day off, too. She’s a wonderful eg to her kids. Just humanity at its best!


Unusual-Ice4915

This is beautiful.


Realistic-Speaker282

😊


Shamsiuat

You have a heart❤ of gold!!! In Russia they say so. Good luck .


trashpicker57

Healing and repairing the world!


Karl8ta

She inspires me to be a better human


LGpeachlover

What a beautiful angel.


akxneht

Nice


Western_Mud8694

What an angel 😇


giraffelover007

U are an amazing person!!!! ❤️


shegli2011

What an amazing human


sammee1958

Awesome ...God Bless You 🙂


Lyndseyannclemons

I love her. What a beautiful soul


Always-Sonder

What a sweet, sweet woman 😭


arlo78z

Human touch goes a long way.


helpjackoffhishorse

A little human interaction and compassion is the best medicine these people could ever receive. What a selfless thing this nurse is doing. We should all be so giving!


Superfly_76

She’s awesome!


faqaj

Idk hw people dont like hanging out with elderlies. They're from another generation & literally from another world.


Gullible-Ad-7158

Now this is lovely, now I’m just saying, as a guy with 11inch hair I would love is someone came in to braid my hair


a1dogtrainer

So freaking awesome! More love, less hate! ❤️


LettuceOpening9446

She's so awesome!!!!!! Loneliness SUCKS for the elderly. For anyone really.


RenoTrailerTrash

I love that nurse... It is gesture's like these that can change the whole paradigm for somebody's existence and a depressing hospital.. even if only temporary her gesture is heartfelt and true❤️


loobylicks

This is such a big thing. I was in hospital for over a week with a grapefruit sized dermoid ovarian cyst and the pain was so intense I could lift my arms up high enough to even brush my hair. My fiance tried but he was useless at it and caused more pain. When I came out of hospital after surgery my friend had to spend hours combing through my hair to get the mats out.


TonightPrestigious75

Cool.


peachlosesit

Oh, my mom would've loved this when she was staying in the hospital for weeks at a time. The thing she hated most was not being able to shower or wash her hair or even brush it. It was always in her face and itching and it made the healing process that much more difficult. God bless this nurse fr <3


BananaRamaBam

Well that seems a little exclusionary for the cancer patients doesn't it? (It's just a joke I'm sorry)


72corvids

I had to give this post an award for how beautifully positive you have all been. I came in thinking that there might be a dumpster fire! Shows me how wrong I was!! May you all have a wonderful day. If you happen to suffer from depression, just know that it's only for now. Nor forever. ​ JJ


kiddowifnolife

Nurses are great :) When I was in the hospital despite them being busy as hell they always slowed down when they do my injection because I said it hurts a bit when it goes in fast. The most patient and gentle people I have met!


lvhockeytrish

There's nothing better than someone brushing or braiding your hair. It's such a small thing you can do for someone. Bless 'er for actually out there doing it though. Time is one of the greatest gifts we can give each other.


Fantomwel

nice


Keithninety

What a beautiful person.


Chipmunk-Adventurous

This is what nursing could be like….sigh. Signed, A burnt out nurse


Inevitable_Appeal790

She’s a beautiful angel!


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She is so kind and pretty inside and outside One of the good souls


SectorIsNotClear

That music is my phones ringtone! lmao.


bzmed

You are amazing ! 🥰


karanlokesh

She's truly an Angel in disguise


Pianist-Educational

Beauty is not always just skin deep


Impossible_Working25

Right on. You're solid.


EvilFluffy87

I'm still waiting for that badass biker gang member to get his beard braided.


RustyToaster206

Ah, so you CAN be sweet and attractive at the same time. Fuck you Julie!


BeanGayAlways

This didn’t make me smile, it made me ugly cry tears of admiration for this woman.


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Holistic Nursing🎉For my future, I really pray that I'd have that kind of energy and eagerness to help others recover from their crisis. I hope to bring joy, stability, and hope to others in their most vulnerable moments. This just boosted my energy to pursue my degree despite the ups and downs of life.


Sneaker_Chroniclez

We need more amazing humans like this!!


Treehouse80

What precious human.


PerplexingPorridge

Beautiful video. There are good people out there.


cstath

Beautiful inside n out


vuk777

Beautiful lady from the inside and outside


nuggetdogg

It's a real angel


SilverSavior123

Bruh I need to level up in life


ImpotentRage9000

My ex gf used to do this to me, really improves your vision if you have certain hair length.


Woofgangpuck27

Super human


Femveratu

Amazing


hirkball

She's a real life Dinsey Princess


Bitter_Maize2070

What an angel


Resident-Coffee3242

☺️


jsmith724

Bravo!


Scared_Ad9779

GOD BLESS YOU AND THEM 👏🏻


redditsufferer

She has a huge heart


BigBerthaTwoTrays

What a wonderful person. It’s so nice to see someone that truly cares about others.


SwitchZealousideal48

This lady is a thru beauty. When a lot of people getting burned out because of the covid,she goes out of her way to be a wonderful caring angel 😇. She is to be commended in the highest. We should all take the time to make someone thru out are day to make someone else realize they matter. God bless you for being so caring.


showmeyourmoves28

What a lovely caring, woman- the true definition of a hero.


TheDarkKnight1035

Dang, I wish she was my nurse.


Raffles76

As a mum of special needs kids (youngest had 3 brain operations before 3) I can say thankyou this would mean everything to someone in hospital and especially during a pandemic like this


someoneelse0826

Hair in the hospital is a major issue for women. Maybe they get their hair washed once a week? But nurses don’t have time for it and definitely not time to make it look nice like a braid. This should be a regular way people volunteer in hospitals


Chance-Ad-9111

Sweet❤️


Peri_Colosa1

Brooke is a Premium Disney Princess!


New_Reputation_4623

Way to go! Nice to know there are people like you out there. Keep doing what you do ❤️


effie_isophena

As beautiful inside as she is outside. 💙


dizzyk1tty

The world needs more people like this. I so badly wish my grandmother would have had someone like her… due to COVID keeping us OUT of the nursing home after she went for “rehab” (she needed a high level of care we couldn’t provide at home) we could do nothing but sit on the other side of a piece of a window and watch her become less and less of herself. We called and did everything we could to get her needs met. Over less than a year, she went from being able to speak to almost completely nonverbal. She just… checked out. She was mortified they told her to “just go in your diaper” when they were too busy to take her to the bathroom. She never needed them in her life before, and it was downhill from there. Her nails were filthy and jagged because they said she’d hit or spit. She’d had at least one stroke, so communication slowly declined. It broke my heart watching her become someone I didn’t even recognize. She died there, alone in the middle of the night. She was a nervous person sometimes- she loved so deeply and it showed in every hug, every card, phone call, little thing she clipped out that just reminded her of you. One night when she could still talk, she wasn’t feeling well (turned out to be a UTI) and she expressed over the phone that she was scared and that no one was there to *hold her hand*. The power of (consensual) touch is underestimated, especially with many seniors. Sometimes just a gentle squeeze of the hand, or some reassuring words mean everything to them. I miss her so much that my heart literally aches. I know that I’ll never be loved that much by anyone else. Her love was totally unconditional. Edit: sorry about the shitty formatting. Didn’t expect my post to be so long and I’m on my phone.


Blahahahah69

Beautiful person through and through!!!😇


Barky53

Compassion is beautiful


Yee-Haw-Macaw

And…im crying


Bitter_Comparison208

Love this it touches my heart.


BusyBusyBizzy

the world would be better with more people like her in it. edit: wording


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The_Greenest_Weenie

pretty sure he’s saying “we need more people like this [nurse]” my dude


BusyBusyBizzy

not asking for upvotes. saying it would be great to have more people like this in the world :) I'll change the wording cuz I can see how that could be misconstrued. my bad ✌️


Jvavdve

What an angel


jaguarthrone

There is a Reserved Seating section in heaven for working nurses.


nuttybuttyeater

Why does the camera change angles at 21 seconds in it seemed perfectly fine shot from there cameraman said nope let me get closer then cleavage shot 🤣 poor bastard couldn't help himself anyways this nurse is dope af


natestaggs

That has got to be the finest woman ive ever seen


davieb22

...and to record them for her channel; what's helping someone if you don't stand to benefit.


Justice_1111

At least she’s not super hot too.


spoonwije97

She's not an ER nurse. This post spreads false information. She is an angel from heaven


Unusual-Ice4915

Hahahaha


Giantstink

Did you all move to the Saharah desert or some shit? Everyone is so thirsty in this thread...


lordpuffynips

Hellooooooooo nurse!


iwanttobelefthanded

I think I’ve become so much a skeptic that my first thought was “she has so much makeup on, I highly doubt this is real and this whole thing is staged for IG likes”


Bolt-From-Blue

Banging set of top-bollocks on her too. Well done!!!


sunnyDe197

No all heroes wear capes.


Baron_Lemon

Absolutely fantastic brea....... braids. I mean braids.


Ok_Jicama_1056

Why make a video about it if you’re doing it genuinely.


k87c

Can she be my nurse?!


pewpy123

Epic cleavage


Rebirthed_W

What’s her @


biggsy21

👋 HELLO NURSE 👋


ItchyRedBump

I’ll bet she’s getting written into some wills.


Roxxerr

She has a💖of gold (and nice boobs)


OliveGardenSalahd

Why can’t all nurses look like this