One Canadian has taken a creative approach to help kids understand the COVID-19 situation. A Justin Trudeau Lego stop-motion video of one of his press conferences that was made by a Winnipeg dad is going viral. Even the Prime Minister himself watched it and liked it.
Tyler Walsh posted the video on Twitter on April 5 and it shows the Prime Minister giving a message to Canadian kids about COVID-19.
It's from one of the daily press conferences from outside the Prime Minister's home and is complete with Lego versions of Rideau Cottage, reporters and a bearded Trudeau.
That particular one included the Prime Minister speaking directly to kids in Canada and telling them how they can do their part during this pandemic.
"It's a powerful statement, one that deserves a version all kids will want to watch," Walsh said in his tweet.
Since it was posted, the video has been viewed more than 300,000 times, which includes a watch by the PM himself.
Trudeau responded to Walsh's video and said "this is really great, Tyler. I think my kids - and a whole lot of others - will get a kick out of this, all while hearing how they can help out too."
Last Month during one of his press conferences, @JustinTrudeau had a message for Canadian children about how they c… https://t.co/gDta94TU7f— Tyler Walsh (@Tyler Walsh)1586114111.0
@walsht This is really great, Tyler. I think my kids - and a whole lot of others - will get a kick out of this, all… https://t.co/B58RcUsk6U— Justin Trudeau (@Justin Trudeau)1586215605.0
Per Global News, Walsh told 680 CJOB that he had seen the video of Trudeau speaking and had shown it to his kids when it first happened in March.
At that time, they were working on a different Lego project but then Walsh got an idea.
"It popped into my head that I've got all of this set up here — what if I combine these two videos and it might be kind of fun and cool and make kids want to watch it more," he said.
He also posted the video on YouTube and it has hundreds of thousands of views there too.
Trudeau has been pretty active on social media during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On April 5, Trudeau and Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, also answered a bunch of questions sent in by kids about COVID-19.