- A woman took to social media to share a photo of her dad meeting her nephew for the very first time
- The elderly man is seen standing outside a window as his son holds his grandson
- The look on the granddad's face had internet users reaching for the tissues and it quickly went viral
A woman simply identified as Emma took to Twitter to share a photo on Saturday, March 21. Her brother, Míchéal, held his newborn son, Faolán.
Míchéal stood at a window and his father was outside looking at his grandson for the very first time.
Emma captioned the post:
"Three generations of social distancing as my dad meets his grandson for the first time."
Take a look at the post below:
Emma revealed the photo was taken by the little boy's mom, whose name is also Emma.
"My dad is also doing well and is completely oblivious to his new fame. He wouldn’t let me take a pic of him but he’s smiling! My brother lives about two minutes away from him so he went up to say hello. He knew he couldn’t come in. He is looking forward to holding the baby soon."
The image went viral, gathering over 722,800 reactions from social media users. Many found the image heart-breaking because of the granddad's expression after he could not hold his grandchild.
Twitter user, @Nunya_Bizznizz, commented:
"I know this is a joyous occasion, and congrats to you, but at the same time, it's heartbreaking to see the look on your father's face."
Moraka King Nare, who goes by the Twitter handle @NareMoraka, wrote:
"Sad thing is that he could not get to hold him in his hands, on the plus side he saw him."
Tatiana Rodríguez, @TatianaR312, added:
"This is such hell. Thank you for modeling what we need to do to stay safe, but it breaks my heart to see that grandad not being able to hold his grandchild."
Another tweep, @mamma_fairy, said:
"I bawled, beautiful and sad at the same time."
In other news, a Nigerian man has said he cannot contract the deadly coronavirus because the pandemic, according to him, only affects the rich.
The unidentified man admitted that coronavirus is a very dangerous disease and prayed that God should intervene as the country battles with the pandemic.
When asked if he was scared of coronavirus, he said as a Muslim, he can only contract the virus if God destines it, adding that he is not scared of the pandemic.
The man explained that the poor masses do not have the means to treat themselves if they contract the disease, but the rich will be able to take care of themselves if infected with the coronavirus.
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