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Patrick Dempsey Quotes 'Grey's Anatomy' As He Encourages Fans To Wear Masks

Patrick Dempsey Quotes 'Grey's Anatomy' As He Encourages Fans To Wear Masks
June 30, 2020 - 23:30 / Lucas Anderson

Patrick Dempsey leaned on his as days as "Dr. Derek Shepherd" in a new Instagram post about masks. See him encourage the use of masks while quoting his iconic Grey's Anatomy character here.

Patrick Dempsey is using his platform to encourage the use of masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The actor and racecar driver shared to Instagram a new photo, which recalls one of his Grey's Anatomy character's most famous lines: "It's a Beautiful Day to Save Lives," Dempsey wrote.

Fans of the medical drama series will remember that "Dr. Derek Shepherd" often said the line before he performed surgery.

Patrick Dempsey quotes "Dr. Derek Shepherd" on masks

Dempsey is seen in the photo sporting a protective black-and-white checkered mask. 

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In his post, the 54-year-old included hashtags #WearAMask and #YourActionsSaveLives

The new photo, shared on Monday, continues Dempsey's efforts to spread awareness about taking proper precautions during the pandemic. Over the weekend, he also reposted a video of Dr. Anthony Fauci speaking on the topic.

"Please, please listen to what he is saying," Dempsey wrote. "Take a few minutes to watch this and really pay attention. We can make this go away! We are all in this together. We can do this people, but we have to be mindful and support each other. Wear a mask please."

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Patrick Dempsey has new shows post-Grey's Anatomy

Dempsey, a one-time prolific and high-profile TV and film star, has appeared less frequently in new roles since his time on Grey's Anatomy, which came to an end in 2015.

Also a competitive racecar driver, Dempsey did appear in his first primetime role in years when his new show, Devils, debuted this year. It was also renewed for a second season with Sky Atlantic.

Dempsey also signed on to star in a CBS political drama titled Ways & Means, which was announced in February 2020.