A 93-year-old grandfather received an adorable letter from his five-year-old neighbour while they’re both in coronavirus isolation in the UK.
The young girl, known as Kirah, wrote to her West Midlands neighbour, Ron:
I just wanted to check to see if you’re OK? I have drawn you a rainbow to remind you that you’re not alone. Please write back if you can.
Touched with the letter, the 93-year-old wrote one back of his own:
I was so pleased to receive your message asking about my wellbeing and I am pleased to say I am keeping well so far. Like you, I am in isolation, so it was so nice to hear of your concern for me. My name is Ron and I wam 93 years old. I was the first person to move into the crescent in 1955 and I have been here ever since.
The situation with the coronavirus is very bad and we must all do our very best to overcome it and hopefully come out of it in good health again.
I thought your drawing of the rainbow was amazing and I am going to place it in my window for people to see. I would like to thank you again for writing to me and hope you will be able to be out of isolation soon.
Ron’s 23-year-old granddaughter, Louisa Smith (@hey_im_ginger), posted photos of the letters on social media and said the letter has the power to make everyone “smile”.
At the time of writing, the tweet has almost 20,000 retweets and more than 100,000 likes, as well as a tonne of supportive comments.
A lot of people were in tears reading it:
@hey_im_ginger @hoskas Got something in my eye......