This is Mackenna Newman. She’s a 17-year-old from California.
And these are her parents, Marci and Jon.
The teen’s mom, who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in October, had to be isolated during her radiation treatment last week.
Mackenna told BuzzFeed News that her dad was outside of her mom’s room “the entire time.”
On Friday, the teen posted a photo of just this. “I just thought it was sweet because they are so in love,” she said.
My mom has to stay in her room in isolation for her cancer radiation so my dad set up a desk at her door to keep her company and I’m crying pic.twitter.com/rucH9HfDvk
— kenna (@mackenna_newman) April 14, 2017
People had so many feelings. “No no no,” this person said.
No no no https://t.co/wXnEfMji5w
— Carmen (@carmencorrdova) April 17, 2017
A lot of people turned to emojis.
— pia alissa edusada (@pialissa) April 15, 2017
— sweetheart (@sytoosaucy) April 17, 2017
“This is the cutest thing ever, I can’t.”
this is the cutest thing ever, i can’t https://t.co/jB34vXQj0K
— Aileen Pimentel (@AileenPimentel3) April 16, 2017
And the sweetest.
This is seriously the sweetest thing ever💞 https://t.co/AVum4ikGCj
— Audrey Houseman (@audreyy225) April 16, 2017
“The amount of love I’ve received is crazy and I didn’t expect any of it, but I’m so grateful,” the teen said.
The gesture everyone is applauding isn’t uncommon for the husband.
“Jon goes to every doctor’s appointment, every blood test, every surgery, every radiation,” Mackenna’s mom told BuzzFeed News. “And, as you can see, if he can’t be by my side he is as close as he can get!”
Here’s what social networks say about this:
Britney Keough Way to go! Considering my cousin was left by her husband in the middle of chemo and radiation (major d-bag), I really commend this father/husband. Very beautiful!
Carol Brenner Yup. Having survived grueling cancer treatment over Eight months I would expect nothing less. That is exactly what family and friends do. This is not news. This is real life. Everyday life. He did what a human should do for a loved one. Which if the tables were turned on me I would do for family friends and strangers.
Tracey McKinnon I spent every night at the door of my brothers isolation room when I wasn’t allowed in. And I gladly did it, with nothing but a smile for him every night.
Patricia Labres Fagundes My husband did the same for me! I was diagnosed in august and did the radiation in november, we did a series marathon, he would watch on the living room and me on our bedroom! He made it so much easier to face 💜
Kara Bennett My mom has already lost her thyroid to cancer and we just found out her cancer levels skyrocketed so they’re going to take out her parathyroid. Waiting to hear from the surgeon.. So this really hits home for me