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The latest series of Grey's Anatomy has been a particularly difficult watch for some, as the hugely popular hospital drama tackles the struggles medical staff have faced during the coronavirus pandemic.
And this latest helping was no different, with the episode titled 'Fight The Power' focusing on Miranda Bailey.
Things were particularly tough for Miranda as the pandemic quickly became personal - her mother, who was suffering from Alzheimer's, was diagnosed with Covid-19 and rushed into hospital from her assisted living centre.
Miranda has been keeping her mother's condition personal, but finds herself confiding in Meredith while Meredith herself was struggling to get to grips with the virus.
And scenes became even more emotional for Miranda; after confiding in Maggie that she doesn't want her mother to become another coronavirus statistic, Miranda found herself singing My Girl to her mother as she peacefully passes away.
Further heart-tugging scenes came at the end credits of the programme, which then listed just some of the 293,000 people in America who have died from coronavirus.
Naturally, fans flooded Twitter to heap praise on the raw and emotional scenes.
"I cried buckets every time Bailey sang 'My Girl,'" said one viewer.
"I'm so proud of Grey's Anatomy," a second said. "As tough as it is to acknowledge; every name is a life that is more than a statistic. They matter."
"Bailey never told Mer about her mother having Alzheimer's to protect her. This is the most underrated friendship on the show. All my love for them," one wrote.
Another chipped in: "When Bailey started singing to her mom... I AM NOT OKAY."
"Tonight's @GreysABC is not only heartbreaking, it's triggering and still not as bad as the reality that is coronavirus and what our country is going through right now," wrote an emotional fan.
Grey's Anatomy season 17 airs on ABC in the US. Episodes are available on NOW TV in the UK.
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