When Vietnam veteran Joe Tasby was admitted to a Nevada hospital, he was grateful that his service canine was by his facet.

Mr. Tasby is blind and has a lung illness.  So the day that he arrived at HCA Healthcare’s Southern Hills Hospital in Las Vegas, it was anticipated that his canine would stick with him, and he solely anticipated to be there just a few days.


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The primary few days on the hospital, the yellow Labrador, Cupid, was cared for by his daughter Tiffini, who took the canine for walks and fed her.  Nonetheless, quickly after his admission to the hospital, Tasby developed a coronary heart arrhythmia that will trigger his keep to final for much longer.

Sadly, as all this occurred, the hospital had to enter lock down and cease permitting guests because of the coronavirus as Tasby’s plan to remain just a few days changed into three weeks.


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Since Tasby was now not allowed to have guests, he started to fret about how and who would take care of Cupid.  Happily, he didn’t want to fret very lengthy as a result of a nurse named Barbara Borbeck stepped as much as maintain Tasby and Cupid.

 Barbara Borbeck is the hospital’s medical-surgical and telemetry director.  She saved the day and rapidly put Tasby’s considerations to relaxation.  Day-after-day, she collected Cupid and took him on her rounds.  She then took him out for some contemporary air, train, fed him, and made certain he had loads of treats.


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In fact, Cupid fell in love with the sort hearted nurse.  Every morning he fortunately greeted her on the door together with his tail wagging in anticipation.  “He actually took to her,” Borbeck informed CBS Information. “Generally I might see him leaping up and down, and so excited and comfortable to see her. He can often inform if folks have good spirit and little doubt, Barbara has a terrific spirit.”

Barbara really went the additional mile for Cupid, who’s on a particular food plan.  In the future when he was out of meals, after her shift, she went to 9 totally different shops and drove over 40 minutes to search out what he wanted.

Throughout such arduous occasions, Cupid additionally made everybody’s day somewhat brighter.  Barbara took him on her rounds so that individuals might love on him.  Though when the day got here that Tasby was wholesome sufficient to go residence, everybody was comfortable for him, however they had been going to overlook the candy canine.

The day got here and Borbeck walked Tasby and Cupid to their automobile so they might say their goodbyes.  Tasby mentioned, “I left there pondering, ‘I’ve to search out some type of strategy to present this woman how a lot I recognize what she’s finished for us via a troublesome time,’” Tasby informed CBS Information. “It’s lucky while you meet anyone who’s in the suitable place, on the proper time, doing the suitable factor. And that’s Barbara.”


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