This guy only wanted to smoke a cigarette, drink some cold white wine, and watch the sunset. For many of us, these are activities we enjoy on a daily basis and take for granted. However, this was a dying wish for Carsten Hansen, who was 75 years old.

Since the start of April, Hansen has been in a hospital in Denmark following an aortic aneurysm rupture. This aneurysm is quite intricate to repair, and it takes a long time. After the operation, the patient needs to remain in the hospital for a few days.

Because of the internal bleeding that was caused by the aneurysm, Dr. Jack was unable to operate on Mr. Hansen because he was too sick and frail (therefore there was a high chance that he wouldn’t survive more than a few hours without it).

He was going to die in a few hours, so he sat down in his hospital bed with nothing but a few more hours to live. He did not expect to depart immediately, therefore he made a daring request. To that end, Hansen requested permission to have his final minutes on Earth smoking a cigarette, and drinking a cold glass of white wine with the sun setting behind him.

White wine was available, and Hansen was fortunate to be placed in a room on the top floor with a balcony. However, it was the third request-a cigarette-that caused some difficulty.

Although there was a strict “no smoking” policy in place at the hospital where Hansen was being treated, Kvist’s nurse- Rikki Kvist- believed it would be fine for them to violate this rule.

The nurses, therefore, decided to wheel Hansen out to the balcony with a glass of cold white wine that he had requested. They lit a cigarette for him and departed him alone to enjoy a few quiet moments with his family members — times that would be his final, magnificent ones.

Kvist stated, “We made sure that the environment was as relaxed and cozy as possible. Of course, there were some of his relatives who were affected by the fact that he was going to die, and they were visibly sad. However, the environment was really cozy, and there was a lot of humor as well”

After the nurses published a Facebook post regarding their rescue, they were inundated with gratitude and appreciation for their efforts, especially that of nurse Kvist’s bravery and defiance.

One user said, “It was exactly as it should be. I really wish that I could have done this for my own dad. It’s really good on his family, and a lot of respect to the staff at the hospital for showing some humanity”

Another user added, “You’re not just a hospital, but a place where people are free to dream, even if they won’t get any more opportunities from life”

A third user said, “In times like these where it seems like humanity fades away, these kinds of posts help keep the fire burning. I wish Mr. Hansen’s family the very best”.