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Viral photo shows behind-the-scenes look at dedication, hard work of nurses everywhere

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Viral photo shows behind-the-scenes look at dedication, hard work of nurses everywhere (Courtesy of Laura McIntyre)

FORNEY, Texas (WSBT) -- A photo posted to Facebook that shows a behind-the-scenes look at the dedication and hard work of nurses everywhere is going viral.

Laura McIntyre shared this photo of her twin sister Caty, a labor and delivery nurse in Texas, after a particularly hard day at work where she worked over 53 hours in four days:

The post highlights the fear, anxiety and downright exhaustion nurses face while taking care of patients and gives us all an extra reason to say thank you.

"They see an addicted mom give birth to a baby who is withdrawing. they see cps come. they see funeral homes come. did you know that they have to make arrangements for the funeral home to come pick up the baby? i didn't either," Laura wrote.

To date, the post has over 123,000 shares and 21,000 comments. Laura ends by sweetly saying, "You are SPECIAL. you bless your patients & their families more than you will ever know. thank you for all that you do."

To all the nurses out there who put in such long hours of work, we appreciate you!