Video of Nashville nurse singing to dying patient touches millions

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NASHVILLE (KAKE) -

A video showing a nurse singing to a dying cancer patient at a Nashville hospital has touched millions of people.

WRIC reports Margaret Smith was awaiting a liver transplant earlier this month at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her nurse, Olivia Neufelder, stopped by to sing Smith her favorite song, "Dancing in the Sky" by Dani and Lizzie. 

Smith's longtime friend Crystal Roberts. She said Nurse Neufelder sang to Smith any time she asked.

“Miss Marg has touched my heart in such an indescribable way. I am so humbled and honored to be a Nurse. My thoughts and prayers are forever with this amazing family,” Neufelder said in a Facebook post.

Smith passed away three days after being told she wouldn’t be able to get a transplant.

Roberts said she hopes the video inspires others.

“There’s always hope, there’s always someone,” Roberts said, adding that Neufelder is the best nurse ever. "The best example of what a nurse should be."

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