A hospital owns two tiny vehicles for its young patients to drive to the operating room as a way to relieve stress prior to surgery.
The Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, California, shared a video of one young child driving around a small, pink Volkswagen Beetle while wearing a hospital gown and surgical cap.
‘We can see the stress and anxiety melt away when they hop in the car,’ the med center wrote in a Facebook post.
Adorable: The Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, California, shared a cute video and pictures of young children riding around in tiny cars
On the go: The cars are used by patients in their pediatrics wing to provide transport to the operating room
Big smiles: ‘We can see the stress and anxiety melt away when they hop in the car,’ the med center wrote in a Facebook post
The child videoed in the pink car is named Caroline, the med center explained, as she showed off her driving skills in the small vehicle.
Doctors Medical Center has not just one car, but two. The first was purchased by the hospital and the second was donated for the hospitals ‘littlest patients’ to use.
The black Mercedes car, which was purchased by the hospital, first started the tradition of letting the children drive to surgery. It was introduced last year to young patients at the hospital.
One hospital worker was then inspired this year to donate the pink vehicle to the hospital so there would be two modes of transportation young patients could choose between.
‘The new pink car was generously donated by one of our employees and her family,’ the med center explained in a post in March.
The children appeared to be all smiles as they are able to take a fun drive before heading into surgery.
Cute: The med center first started the fun tradition after it received a black Mercedes last year for its surgical wing
One video of a child driving a car around the hospital quickly went viral as people commended the medical center for its innovative thinking on making the children more comfortable.
‘It’s wonderful to see a smile instead of worry/fear,’ one person commented.
Another person wrote: ‘Way to go, this is so wonderful.’
There were multiple people who also asked the hospital if they were looking to take on more vehicles for their patients to drive as they also had ones to donate.
The hospital encouraged anyone to send them an email if they had a car to donate.
Source – Daily Mail UK