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Watch: Touching moment nurse sings Amazing Grace to grandmother in hospital

Jason Barr said the moment was
Jason Barr said the moment was "absolutely incredible"
Andrew Madden

By Andrew Madden

A councillor has spoken of his gratitude to a Co Londonderry nurse who filmed singing Amazing Grace to his elderly grandmother in hospital.

Newly elected Derry City and Strabane District Council representative Jason Barr shared the heartwarming video on social media on Saturday.

His grandmother Nellie Barr has been cared for at Altnagelvin Hospital for the past week after suffering a leg injury.

The footage shows the young nurse - who was not aware she was being filmed - standing by Nellie's bedside singing Amazing Grace, one of her favourite songs. Nellie can also be heard singing along.

How amazing is this 😍😍 A young nurse Brittany McArthur came into my Granny in Altnagelvin Hospital this morning and...

Posted by Cllr Jason Barr on Saturday, May 11, 2019

Jason Barr said the moment was "absolutely incredible" and he was extremely grateful to the nurse for the compassion she showed his grandmother.

"When I first saw the video I cried to be honest," he said.

"My granny and I would be very close, I would see her every two days and we have a special bond, so when I saw the footage I just broke down really.

"That young girl (the nurse) is only 21 years of age and her to have such compassion and take a minute out of her day to do that for my granny is just unbelievable and incredible.

"Nurses get such a hard time and for her to do that I know would make me granny so happy."

Since the video was posted online, it has been shared more than 500 times and received 2,700 likes.

"The young nurse deserves every bit of praise and recognition she's getting on social media," Councillor Barr said.

"If I had one thing to say to her it is thank you very much for raising my granny's spirits, it really means the world to us. And one quote does come to mind: 'not all heroes wear capes'."

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