Vilma Wong, a NICU nurse at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, CA, is certainly good with names. In fact, she has such a good memory she recognised Brandon Seminatore's name — a patient she treated 28 years ago in the NICU — on the list of rounds at the hospital one morning. Sure enough, after asking Brandon a few questions, Vilma confirmed that she treated the second-year pediatric neurology resident nearly 30 years ago in the neonatal unit.
After realising the pair's history, the hospital shared a now-viral side-by-side photo of Brandon and Vilma on Facebook, and people immediately swarmed the comments section.
"A chance encounter at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford has led to a heartwarming reunion between nurse and patient," said the post. "Brandon, one of our pediatric residents, was born 28 years ago in our NICU — then just 29 weeks old. Vilma was his primary care nurse. Fast forward nearly 30 years, and Vilma recognised Brandon's name while he was rounding at our hospital. What a memory! Here's a special look at them both then and now."
Although the photos prove what a small world we live in sometimes, another pleasant surprise was just how many infants Vilma has helped over the years. Scroll through to see some of the sweetest reactions to the pictures.