Watching a sunset could have been an unforgettable moment and on your itinerary for long but this two, a doctor and a COVID-19 patient who is in his eighties accidentally met a spectacular sunset on their way back from a CT scan in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province. Their stop has become influential in photography and warmed people on the social media platforms.

Dr. Liu Kai and an 87-year-old patient watch the sunset on their way back from a CT scan in Wuhan, Hubei Province, March 5, 2020. /Zhongshan Hospital’s Weibo account Dr. Liu Kai and an 87-year-old patient watch the sunset on their way back from a CT scan in Wuhan, Hubei Province, March 5, 2020. /Zhongshan Hospital’s Weibo account

Dr. Liu Kai, part of a team of medics from Shanghai now working in Wuhan, stood next to a bedridden 87-year-old to watch a sunset, in this shot snapped by a fellow hospital volunteer.

The photo, showing the back of Dr. Liu in a hazmat suit while the patient points to the sun along with him, triggered netizens' empathy and warmth. “It’s touching people’s lives. You never know who will be the next to watch the sunset with you,” wrote one commentor.

The Shanghai Zhongshan Hospital where Dr. Liu worked before he joined the Wuhan effort posted this sunset photo on March 5. It was up-voted on Weibo with tens of thousands of likes and re-posts.

“In tears. It’s all about life and hope. Hope the epidemic can end soon; the infected can recover soon; and the medics keep safe and sound,” Weibo user @-Mengmengde- emotionally wrote, ending her comment with a heart emoji.

“The sun will rise again in the orient. We will watch the sun with you when you are released from hospital,” @Putixiaozifxy wished the senior patient.

Dr. Liu Kai is surprised by the power of the photo and hopes that it can warm people’s hearts. /CCTV Dr. Liu Kai is surprised by the power of the photo and hopes that it can warm people’s hearts. /CCTV

According to Liu’s team, the 87-year-old was in a critical condition and with his emotions deeply affected when he was received by a local hospital. After finding out that he was a music professor, doctors from the team often talked with him about music in an attempt to remove his negative emotions, in addition to his routine treatment.

The elderly patient thanks doctors and other people caring for him during a video call with Dr. Liu. /CCTV The elderly patient thanks doctors and other people caring for him during a video call with Dr. Liu. /CCTV

Dr. Liu said he was surprised that this candid photo could bring about such positive thoughts in society. He also told the patient how popular on social media the photo was. The patient then thanked the doctors and other people caring for him with a song.