1. Fact: Nurses have always been amazing. Hulton Archive / Getty Images Even when, for some reason, they've been illustrated to look like birds, as in this drawing of nurse Florence Nightingale as a bird. 2. Want proof? Here's the mother of all modern nursing, Florence M-Fing Nightingale tending to a patient even though he looks grumpy AF. General Photographic Agency / Getty Images 3. Here's a nurse tending to patients in the middle of a damn Civil War battlefield. Getty Images / Hulton Archive 4. And during World War I nurses BRAVED THE DAMN TRENCHES to care for soldiers. Hulton Archive / Getty Images Advertisement 5. Check out these baller Queen Victoria nurses just lounging in the grass and shit. Hulton Archive / Getty Images 6. Nurses have always done WHATEVER IT TAKES to get the job done — including snowshoeing to work if that's what's required. Hulton Archive / Getty Images This nurse in Alaska knows what's up. 7. When supplies are limited, nurses — like this one tending to patients during the Boer War — make do with whatever's available. Henry Guttmann / Getty Images 8. Nurses don't just tend to wounds, of course. They also offer tender and necessary care, like this nurse feeding a little girl in an orthopedic hospital. A. R. Coster / Getty Images Advertisement 9. They take care of the young... General Photographic Agency / Getty Images 10. ...and the very old... Console / Getty Images 11. ...and occasionally, the very furry. Fred Morley / Getty Images 12. Nurses are some of the first people you meet in the world. Fpg / Getty Images Advertisement 13. And also some of the last. William Vanderson / Getty Images 14. They do the things you're unable to do for yourself. Reg Speller / Getty Images 15. They cheer you up when you're sad. Erich Auerbach / Getty Images 16. Sometimes they even make sure you're fed. Ray Moreton / Getty Images 17. And so for everything they do, we say THANK YOU! Fox Photos / Getty Images 18. Because nurses have always got your back. Kaye / Getty Images Share On facebook Share On facebook Share On vk Share On vk Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On lineapp Share On lineapp Share On twitter Share On twitter Share On email Share On email Share On sms Share On sms Share On whatsapp Share On whatsapp Share On more Share On more Share On tumblr Share On tumblr Share On link Share On link Share On copy Share On copy Omg It's Prime Day!