The actress received the text reply after asking her best friend, a pulmonary and critical care doctor, how she was doing.
The response she received was extremely heartbreaking.
This is the actress's original tweet, with the text message.
This is the text I just received after asking my best friend ( pulmonary and critical care doctor) how she was doin… https://t.co/zO01cYcaAm— June Diane Raphael (@June Diane Raphael)1605474632.0
People were pretty quick to offer their own sentiments, hoping to get people to stay home for Thanksgiving.
If you are planning on leaving your house for thanksgiving, please read this. https://t.co/k1objoajPw— Lisa Linke (@Lisa Linke)1605474748.0
Other healthcare workers responded to the text message, echoing the doctor's feelings.
@MsJuneDiane As a hospice social worker in a major medical system, its terrifying how everyone just thinks this is… https://t.co/vRc6mttuG9— Ursula S. Poison (@Ursula S. Poison)1605475803.0
They are burnt out, emotionally and physically spent.
@MsJuneDiane @GabiMccauley We healthcare workers are burnt out, emotionally & physically spent. In 25 years, I’ve n… https://t.co/5keRuixMn6— vaxemall (@vaxemall)1605475823.0
Another doctor shared HIS thread containing even more of the current experiences of healthcare workers around the country.
@MsJuneDiane Thanks for sharing this. This thread has many more experiences from healthcare workers that are import… https://t.co/TqsDYDjyaV— John J. Lowe, Ph.D. (@John J. Lowe, Ph.D.)1605498385.0
So many people are going through this exact turmoil.
@MsJuneDiane @JoyLove221 My daughter works along side cardiologists in the cardiac cath lab she is on her 3rd week… https://t.co/op4WK2UOgp— Patricia Di Paola (@Patricia Di Paola)1605560403.0
And if these words don't convince you, perhaps a graph will.
hello america this is what happened with canadian thanksgiving https://t.co/iZd1Bok4j0— patrick (@patrick)1605468454.0