I am going to keep this short and sweet. If you’re ever visiting someone in the hospital, flowers are always nice and cards are lovely. But…
The best thing you can bring your loved ones when visiting them in the hospital is a large re-fillable bowl full of candy.
My father had a long stay in the hospital after a stroke. Putting a bowl full of candy next to his bedside was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
He had nurses from other sides of the building checking on him for this legendary “bowl of candy”. He would tell me all about the new people he got to meet, the doctors and nurses stopping by for a snickers or a twix.
I would come back to refill it every time he was out. I swear to God every single doctor and nurse in the hospital stopped by at some point.
TLDR: Bring candy to patients in the hospital. Doctors and Nurses love that sort of thing.