Frontline Workers Dance and Sing to Cheer Up Patients

This article was originally published on June 3, 2020.

During this COVID-19 pandemic, many patients’ spirits have been shattered out of the fear for their futures. However, frontline workers are lifting their spirits through dancing and singing. 

Gretta Gast, a nurse from San Antonio, Texas discovered one of her patient’s love for BTS, so she created a Tik Tok under the username @grettagast with some of her fellow nurses to the song “Mic Drop” by BTS. She created this Tik Tok to show her patient that they could get through this time together.


STOP WHAT YOURE DOING & HELP A GOOD CAUSE!! We have a patient in the covid ICU who is a HUGE BTS FAN! Like & share so they see this for her!!!💙 #BTS

♬ original sound – Ja Emrico – Ja Emrico


Meanwhile, at the New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital, some nurses have made it a tradition to sing “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey when their patients are discharged. The hospital tweeted this along with a video, “As a message of hope during these challenging times, #NYPQueens plays Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” throughout the hospital each time a #COVID19 patient is discharged and on the road to recovery.” The nurses and frontline workers at the New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital certainly seem to care for the patients as if they were family and want the patients to know they are strong enough to fully recover from the virus. 

(Good Morning America)

In a hospital in Cape Coral, Florida, multiple labor and delivery nurses worked together to make a Tik Tok to “Push It” by Salt-N-Pepa. As states “Lee Health Women’s Care Supervisor, Jorie Maddi, was a dance teacher prior to becoming a nurse. She gathered a group of nurses who were interested in performing with her and sent them home with a video to practice.” The nurses hoped that the Tik Tok would help expecting mothers to feel more at ease about giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

(ABC News)

Even during hard times, our frontline workers are dancing, singing, and working hard to lift their patients’ spirits. During the pandemic, our frontline workers have done everything in their capability to make this world a safer and better place for us. It is our duty to remember to treat these frontline workers with respect and gratitude and follow all COVID-19 safety regulations in honor of their efforts to contain the virus.