COVID-19 lockdown: 5-YO pens heartfelt letter to 93-YO who lives alone

Wolverhampton: Elderly people are the most vulnerable group during this Coronavirus pandemic. This deadly disease has been fatal for may people above the age of 60 and 80.

With many staying in isolation, normal routines have been drastically affected. Especially, the elderly persons are finding it difficult to adjust to these changes in life. Amid all these, small gestures can lift up their mood and bring a lot of comfort within themselves.

But can it be expected from a 5-year-old who can barely understand the current crisis that is prevailing across the world.

The Wolverhampton girl wrote an emotional letter to her 93-yr old neighbour amid lockdown who is in self-isolation

The elderly man who is called as Ron has been staying at home for the past 12 weeks after the government advised people over the age of 65 to be in quarantine and self-isolation. So this little girl through a hand-written letter inquired about the nonagenarian’s health and well-being and reassuring him that he was not alone.

“Hello my name is Kirah and I am five years old . I have to stay at home because of the coronavirus. I just want to check if you are ok? I have drawn you a rainbow to remind you that you are not alone. Please write back if you can. From your neighbour at number nine,” Kirah wrote in the letter.

The heartwarming letter was posted on micro-blogging site Twitter by Ron’s granddaughter Lousia May. And the best part  is that he replied to the letter too.

“Hello Kirah, I was so pleased to receive your message asking for my well-being and I am pleased to say that I am keeping well so far. I was the first person to move into the crescent in 1955 and I have been here ever since. I thought your drawing of a rainbow was amazing and I am going to place in the window for everyone to see. I would like to thank you again for writing to me and hope you will be able to get out of the isolation too.

“Just please read, it should make you smile”, the Twitter user urged in the post and also shared the images of the letters.


After being shared,  the tweet has garnered over 1.43 lakh likes and more than 23,000 retweets to spread joy among others.

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