When Joe Tasby, a Vietnam war veteran, was brought to the hospital together with his dog, one of his main concerns that time was how to take care of his beloved Labrador named Cupid. Fortunately, his daughter was there to care for Cupid and provide for all his needs while Tasby was being treated.
Everything was going well until the pandemic blew, which caused numerous lockdowns worldwide, which includes the hospital where Tasby is admitted.
Complying with the health protocols, the HCA Healthcare Southern Hills Hospital, which is located in Las Vegas, has stopped allowing visitors while lockdowns are being implemented. And since Tasby’s daughter is no longer allowed to visit him in the hospital, the sick man was so concerned about who would take care of his dog. And that’s where Barbara Borbeck came in when she gladly volunteered to take care of Cupid while Tasby is battling his heart condition.
Borbeck is the medical-surgical and telemetry director of the hospital, and during Tasby’s stay, she willingly took on a new role as Cupid’s foster mom. Since taking this temporary role, Borbeck took Cupid every day for a walk outside the hospital, gives him his daily dose of cuddles and belly rubs, and even shops for his treats. Borbeck shared in an interview with CBS News that she also tours Cupid around the hospital to meet the other staff. And before everyone knew it, they were also smitten by Cupid’s charm.
In those challenging times, when everyone was dealing with the pandemic, Cupid became an unexpected source of comfort for everyone in the hospital. But when the day came that Tasby was fully treated and healthy enough to go back home, it also meant that Cupid was also leaving the hospital. Everyone was happy that Tasby has fully recovered. Still, everyone was a bit saddened, especially Borbeck, because they won’t be able to see Cupid every day anymore.
Tasby was very grateful for all the love, care, and affection that Borbeck gave to Cupid while he was recovering from his condition. And for sure, Cupid wouldn’t forget his wonderful experience in the hospital and all the great people he met there.
Source: CBS News via Youtube