In the post, which had received over 500 “likes” by Saturday, Giuseppe Pungente shared a photo of himself in a corridor of the respiratory ward of the Ostuni hospital in Puglia, his back turned to the camera.
“Carmeli, do you want to marry me?” was the message written on the back of Pungente’s gown, with a “Yes” and “No” underneath.
In his New Year’s post, Pungente wrote that, as a nurse “in the front line in the fight against the virus” who had recovered himself from Covid-19, “I’ve developed the idea that real life is made of small and simple things….”
The sixteenth message below his photograph was Pinto responding “YESSSSSSSSS” followed by seven heart emojis.
Pungente contracted Covid-19 at the start of the pandemic in March, and in recent days was vaccinated, La Repubblica daily reported.
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