It's been more than a year since a madman shot U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in the head, killed six people and wounded 12 others besides Giffords during a "Congress on Your Corner" event in Tuscon, Arizona.
Giffords on Monday met with survivors and others who were there that tragic day at her office in Tuscon. Among those she greeted was Daniel Hernandez, an intern who used his training as a certified nursing assistant to help save Giffords' life after she was shot.
The openly gay Hernandez had been one of Giffords' interns for just five days when the shooting occurred. After she was hit, he used his hand to apply pressure to the entry wound on her forehead, pulled her into his lap and held her upright against him so she wouldn't choke on her own blood.
Hernandez also accompanied Giffords on the ambulance ride to the hospital holding her hand the entire way.
On Monday, Giffords and Hernandez hugged during the private meeting that was one of the last bits of unfinished business for the outgoing congresswoman.
Giffords announced this week (see video below) that she would be resigning from her congressional seat. She is expected to submit her letter of resignation later this week to House Speaker John Boehner and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.
She is due back in Washington D.C. on Tuesday for the State of the Union Address by President Barack Obama.