When hosts from the popular TV show ‘The View’ made light of the nursing profession following Miss Colorado, Kelly Johnson’s monologue about nurses during the 2015 Miss America Pageant, thousands of people took offense and jumped to the defense of nurses and the nursing profession. Social media was filled with hashtags and personal comments, as people expressed their disbelief that anyone could ever have a negative word about the nursing profession.
One particular comment from a host of ‘The View’ questioned Miss Johnson’s reason for wearing a stethoscope during her monologue during the talent portion of the pageant.
Mark Morgan, owner of Gigi’s Cupcakes in Jonesboro, Arkansas, (pop 72,000) decided it was time to reward nurses in his community. So, Mark’s team announced that every nurse who came into the store wearing a stethoscope the next day, received free mini cupcakes at Gigi’s in Jonesboro. Mark’s team extended the offer to doctors and other members of the medical community in Jonesboro, with just one condition – you had to wear your stethoscope!
When local cupcakes fans heard about this on Facebook, the sharing began and nurses all over Jonesboro got word. And, Mark and his team started baking! Most importantly though, there were many, many smiles that day on the faces of happy, happy nurses!
As Mark said, “Nurses and the entire medical community give so much to the people of Jonesboro, we would have baked all night to get them their free cupcakes.”