Here's a feel-good story to put a smile on your face! One Canadian kid got a once in a lifetime response from the Prime Minister. Justin Trudeau's Twitter reply to an 8-year-old's letter about COVID-19 concerns is so heartwarming and touching.
On March 19, the Prime Minister responded to a tweet with a letter addressed to him written by Michael, a young boy from Montreal.
In the letter, he wrote, "I hope that your wife is okay. I was surprised to hear that she had the virus! I do not want it to get to you."
He then went on to ask Trudeau a couple of questions about COVID-19.
"What are the possibilities of all the people in Canada getting sick? Also, what are you doing to make sure the virus stays away?" he asked.
Solid questions, Michael!
"Please do your best. I do not want it to get to any of my grandparents," the child went on to write. "Thank you for all your hard work. Please write back."
And Trudeau did just that.
Responding to the tweet he said, "Thanks for your letter, Michael - Sophie feels better and I feel just fine. We’re working super hard to slow down the spread of COVID-19 and keep you, your grandparents, and all Canadians safe."
Trudeau continued in another tweet and gave the young boy some advice.
"Wash your hands often. Cough into your elbow. And instead of hanging out, talk on the phone for now. We’ll get through this together, Michael," he said.
Thanks for your letter, Michael - Sophie feels better and I feel just fine. We’re working super hard to slow down t… https://t.co/5LnEXJroJe— Justin Trudeau (@Justin Trudeau)1584628488.0
But there are things everyone can do to help with this! Share this your friends: Wash your hands often. Cough into… https://t.co/zbl4rgPzQ5— Justin Trudeau (@Justin Trudeau)1584628489.0
An hour after Trudeau responded to the letter, Michael's dad, the one who posted it on Twitter, shared some touching details about his son's reaction.
"Well this is how you make a little boy’s day. He’s extremely touched by your answer. The smile on his face when he read your words," David Kellerman tweeted.
He went on to say, "we'll always remember."
No matter who you are or what you do, right now you should be focused on your health - and not about whether you will lose your job or run out of money for things like groceries or medicine. So today, we announced a $82-billion economic plan that will help you and your family get through these challenging times. The spread of COVID-19 is forcing all of us to change our ways, and we know it’s a big adjustment. But we have your back, and together we will get through this. For more details on our plan and how it will help you, click the link in my bio. 🇨🇦 Peu importe qui vous êtes ou ce que vous faites dans la vie, en ce moment, vous devez vous concentrer sur votre santé et ne pas avoir peur de perdre votre emploi ou de manquer d’argent pour l’épicerie ou les médicaments. C’est pourquoi nous avons annoncé aujourd’hui un plan économique de 82 milliards de dollars pour vous aider, vous et votre famille, à traverser ces moments difficiles. La propagation de la COVID-19 oblige chacun de nous à modifier ses habitudes, et nous savons que cela demande un ajustement majeur. Mais nous veillons sur vous et, ensemble, nous allons passer à travers cette épreuve. Pour plus de détails au sujet de notre plan et des mesures qui vous aideront, cliquez sur le lien dans la bio.
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Trudeau has been working from home since his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, tested positive for COVID-19.
He's been sharing photos on social media of his home office and holding press conferences just outside his front door about the global pandemic.
The Prime Minister even left one of those press conferences to go inside and grab a coat because it was "a little brisk."
In his response to the letter, Trudeau also told the kid that medical professionals all over Canada are focused on keeping all Canadians safe, including him and his grandparents.