Olivia Neufelder

The inside story of how the “Today” show surprised a VUMC nurse on the air

There was singing. There were hugs. There was laughter. There were tears.

“The most famous nurse in the world” looks back on the video of her singing to a patient — and tells the story behind it

Olivia Neufelder sang from her heart to her dying patient, and millions of people all over the world shared the video. Here’s the story behind the song, and what the 24-year-old Vanderbilt nurse’s reaction has been to her fame.