Under these current circumstances, a kind gesture from someone unexpected can mean a lot more than usual.
If there ever was a time to watch out for one another, this is it. We, as a society, stand no chance of surviving these dark times unless we support each other through this incredibly challenging time. Each one of us has been affected in different ways by the pandemic in recent weeks and with social distancing being crucial to curbing the spread of the virus, most of us have been deprived of our usual support systems. Under these current circumstances, a kind gesture from someone unexpected can mean a lot more than usual as it brings some much-needed hope and positivity to our lives.
Twitter user @hey_im_ginger recently shared one such heartwarming incident, setting off an avalanche of warm feelings on the platform. Sharing photos of two handwritten letters, she wrote: My Grandad is 93 and currently in isolation of course - but is in very good health - and he has received the most beautiful letter from his 5-year-old neighbor and he wrote back to her. Just please read, it should make you smile.
In her letter, a sweet 5-year-old named Kirah introduces herself to her elderly neighbor, enquiring about his well-being during the lockdown. "Hello, my name is Kirah. I am 5-years-old. I have to stay at home because of the coronavirus. I just wanted to check to see if you're ok? I have drawn you a rainbow to remind you that you are not alone. Please write back if you can. From your neighbor at number 9," read the little one's letter.
Replying to his sweet little neighbor, the 93-year-old named Ron wrote: "Hello Kirah, 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 am 93-years-old. I was the first person to move into [the neighborhood] in 1955 and I have been here ever since. The situation with this 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 added. The heartwarming exchange between the pair had Twitterati clutching their hearts and gushing over how incredible their budding friendship is.
This is so lovely... shows there needs to be no gap between generations. We can learn a lot from our young and our elderly if we just take the time ❤️— Marcella woodcock (@cellawoody) April 6, 2020
And now we are all waiting for their next letters😍😍— aguerooooo (@StewartPinner1) April 6, 2020
I feel quite lifted by this a 5yr old and a 93yr old becoming mates 😍😍
Your grandad's handwriting looks just like my grandads did. He used to write us letters or messages in cards. I love that this has made me think of him ❤️— Michelle (@Mich_G_123) April 6, 2020
This is the loveliest thing! Really heartwarming. Your grandad is so sweet in his response and Kirah is very kind. May they inspire a wave of kindness, reminding us all to be Kirah at number 9!— Hattie Glenn (@HattieG1) April 6, 2020
Omg, I’m in tears!! 😭❤️ This is the absolute sweetest!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful exchange between 2 neighbors...I hope everyone takes some inspiration from these two. 🤗🙏🏼— Jen (@luckyjen1128) April 7, 2020
You know what’s truly wonderful about this?— aguerooooo (@StewartPinner1) April 6, 2020
That 5yr old was not thinking it’s not fair I can’t go out to play but how the old man across the road is.😍😍
Never change fella.
I hope those letters are kept. They are pieces of history. How wonderful. What lovely neighbors— Joanne Bradley (@JoanneLBradley) April 7, 2020
Some users also shared similar interactions with their elderly neighbors, adding to the wholesomeness of it. Twitter user Fiona Shearer tweeted: This is so lovely. I used to chat to a lovely man who was recovering in a convalescent home near my house when I was about 8 or 9. he was just lovely and we kept in touch by writing to each other even after he went home. this reminded me of that. I just realized I said ‘lovely’ quite a lot in that last tweet!! but he was and those letters are too! Another user, Wayne Holloway tweeted a photo of the handwritten note he'd received from his 93-year-old neighbor after checking in on her.
Same age as our neighbour we keeping an eye on...👍💥 pic.twitter.com/Ndi87TnO4A— wayne holloway (@waynex) April 6, 2020
Please buy her her own dairy cow. I need to know this woman is ok and has tea on tap !!— Jen Edwards (@Jenniesapetal) April 7, 2020
Oh gosh. Her handwriting is the same as many of my great-aunts. I'm so blowed at seeing her hand-writing and her assuarance that she will "be fine without" and so pleased you are all checking in. Please get Kate some milk. She deserves it for writing so beautifully.— Johanna But 6' Away 💖💜💙 (@JohannaStrouse) April 7, 2020
GET👏HER👏A👏COW— 𝓛ivvy is ready for President Sanders (@heyitslivvyhere) April 7, 2020