Photo of man keeping wife company during cancer battle becomes viral

A touching photo of a husband taking care of his wife during her cancer battle is going viral.

The photo was tweeted by California teenager MacKenna Newman, according to BuzzFeed. Her mother, Marci, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in October and had to be isolated during her radiation treatment last week.

But that didn’t stop Mackenna’s father, Jon, from trying to get as close to her as possible.

“My mom has to stay in her room in isolation for her cancer radiation so my dad set up a desk at her door to keep her company and I’m crying,” the tweet said.

It has been retweeted more than 7,000 times and liked more than 9,000 times.

MacKenna told Buzzfeed she’s grateful for the outpouring of love and support she’s received in response to the tweet.

“Jon goes to every doctor’s appointment, every blood test, every surgery, every radiation, and, as you can see, if he can’t be by my side he is as close as he can get!” Marci Newman said.