to share the keepsake item, a commemorative box with a nameplate bearing “Dr. April Kepner” affixed to the outside. Inside the box was Drew’s first-ever Grey’s call sheet, a stethoscope, her character’s ID badge and a host of colorful letters and goodbye cards. Photos featuring Drew as April over the years were affixed to the inner-top of the box with the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital logo cut out between them.
Drew noted in the video that she and Capshaw both received a box, and just watching her talk about it makes my eyes water, so I can only imagine how the two actresses felt when they first saw them. Overcome with emotion probably doesn't even begin to describe it.
“I need to devote a whole day just to celebrate Jessica and just to celebrate Sarah,” Rhimes wrote on the post. “To tell you stories about their talent and to tell what I know about what their roles have meant. A social media post won’t cut it and I will not minimize their magic by pretending it will. I have more to say. I will do so. For now I will just say how lucky we were to witness their talents and the magic they brought to their characters.”