- The breaks dow of not having to hug his son
- According to the video which has since gone viral, the medic had left work and his son came running to him but asked him to maintain social distance
- The doctor is from Saudi Arabia and was protecting his son from the risk of getting COVID-19
As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase across the world, it is a good thing for everyone to observe social distancing to prevent the spread.
A doctor was recorded on camera asking his young son to keep his social distance after he got home from work.
Briefly.co.za learned that in a video which has since gone viral on Twitter, the medic is seen stepping aside from his little son who was running towards him.
Immediately after the son stops, he squats to his level but only gets emotional and breaks down covering his face.
According to the video shared by @Doranimated, the doctor is in his full work attire and in a face mask which he removes when talking to his son.
"A Saudi doctor returns home from the hospital, tells his son to keep his distance, then breaks down from the strain," read the tweet.
The little boy appears surprised and is left with his hands hanging in the air seeing his father could not return the hug.
The video sparked a heated conversation online as many asked what he was doing him.
Others termed the moment as heartbreaking that even the doctor could not hold touching his face.
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