Friday Feel Good: Construction workers write messages on beams for pediatric patients

A dose of feel-good to kick off the weekend.

Pediatric patients at Stony Brook (N.Y.) UniversityHospital have something to smile about, according to The Huffington Post.

While building a new children's hospital next to Stony Brook, construction workers from Local 361 wrote messages on steel beams facing the pediatric floor.

The ironworkers wrote various notes, including "Get well soon, Jesse" and "Hope you all get better soon," which was signed "IW Local 361."

In response, the children wrote "thank you IW Local 361" on a piece of paper and put it in the window.

"People of course have preconceived notions that construction workers are just hard-nosed and a bunch of tough guys," said Mark Swanson, who works for the company that's managing the building project. "But I think this goes to show they're really just a bunch of softies. Especially when it comes to sick children."

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