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February 13, 2013

Photo: Heartwarming doctor's letter to deceased patient's husband

The doctor said it was the first letter he's written to a patient's family in his 20 years of work

By EMS1 Staff

NEW YORK — A New York emergency room doctor's heartfelt letter to a patient has gone viral after being posted online.

The New York Presbyterian Hospital doctor, whose name has been removed from images of the letter, wrote to a patient's husband after she reportedly died of breast cancer, according to Yahoo News.

The letter has received more than a two million views on the popular site Reddit with thousands of comments.

In an interview, a 24-year-old man who first posted the letter said the outpouring of support from the Reddit community have comforted him with the loss of his mother.

Below is the letter:

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