- A woman took to social media to share a photo of her dad meeting her nephew for the first time
- The elderly man is seen standing outside a window as his son holds his grandson
- The look on the granddad's face had internet users reaching for the tissues and it quickly went viral
A woman, Emma, took to Twitter to share a photo on Saturday. Her brother, Míchéal, held his newborn son, Faolán.
Míchéal stood at a window and his father was outside looking at his grandson for the very first time.
Emma captioned the post:
"Three generations of social distancing as my dad meets his grandson for the first time."
Take a look at the post below:
Emma revealed the photo was taken by the little boy's mom, whose name is also Emma.
"My dad is also doing well and is completely oblivious to his new fame. He wouldn’t let me take a pic of him but he’s smiling! My brother lives about two minutes away from him so he went up to say hello. He knew he couldn’t come in. He is looking forward to holding the baby soon."
The image went viral, gathering over 722 800 reactions from social media users. Many found the image heart-breaking because of the granddad's expression after he could not hold his grandchild.
Twitter user, @Nunya_Bizznizz, commented:
"I know this is a joyous occasion, and congrats to you, but at the same time, it's heartbreaking to see the look on your father's face."
Moraka King Nare, who goes by the Twitter handle @NareMoraka, wrote:
"Sad thing is that he could not get to hold him in his hands, on the plus side he saw him."
Tatiana Rodríguez, @TatianaR312, added:
"This is such hell. Thank you for modeling what we need to do to stay safe, but it breaks my heart to see that grandad not being able to hold his grandchild."
Another tweep, @mamma_fairy, said:
"I bawled, beautiful and sad at the same time."
Briefly.co.za previously reported on a similar incident. A man could not visit his dad at an assisted living home because of the restrictions put in place to try and stop the spread of the coronavirus.
So, he decided to take a camping chair, put it outside his dad's window and they spoke on the phone. A photo of the touching moment was shared online and it went viral.
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