‘Tears were shed’: Dying woman’s last wish to visit beach is granted by paramedics

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QUEENSLAND, Australia — A terminally ill woman’s last wish was granted thanks to an ambulance crew willing to take a detour to the ocean on their way to the hospital.

The Queensland Ambulance Service in Australia shared a photo that captured the touching moment.

According to the post, the crew was taking the woman to the palliative care unit of a local hospital at the time.

That’s when she said she just wished she could be at the beach again.

“Above and beyond, the crew took a small diversion to the awesome beach at Hervey Bay to give the patient this opportunity – tears were shed and the patient felt very happy,” the post states. “Sometimes it is not the drugs/training/skills – sometimes all you need is empathy to make a difference!”

The photo was posted Nov. 22, and has since gotten over 62,000 likes and 20,000 shares.