We have all been close to someone who has passed away. The loss of a loved one is always hard on the family. Something we rarely think of is the impact death has on doctors.

On Thursday, a photo shared on Reddit  reportedly shows a doctor outside a California hospital collecting his thoughts following the death of a 19-year-old patient.

Image source: NickMoore911 / Reddit

Redditor NicMoore911 posted the photo and said:

The man pictured was unable to save one of his patients. Though this is a common occurrence in our field of work, the patients we lose are typically old, sick, or some combination of the two. The patient that died was 19 years old, and for him, it was one of those calls we get sometimes that just hits you.

Later, this this doctor was able to gather himself and return to work in the ER shortly  afterwards.

This should serve as a reminder that those individuals (paramedics, doctors, ER staff and nurses) who devote their lives in life saving pursuits also have to endure the emotions when a death touches them , just like you and I.

Take a moment of your day today to thank those who devote themselves to saving our lives.