These letters between an isolating 93 y/o and his 5 y/o neighbour are today’s loveliest thing
Amid the gloom there are lots of little rays of light.
And sometimes there’s a big ray of light, like this exchange of letters between a 93-year-old grandad who is self isolating at home, and his 5-year-old neighbour.
It went viral on Twitter after it was shared by @hey_im_ginger who said: ‘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 neighbour and he wrote back to her. Just please read, it should make you smile.’
Here’s the little girl’s letter.
‘Hello my name is Kiran. 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 okay? I have drawn you a rainbow to remind you that you are not alone. Please write back if you can. From your neighbour at number 9.’
And the grandad’s reply.
‘Hello Kirah. I was so pleased to receive your message asking about my well being 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 crescent in 1955 and I have been here ever since.
‘The situation with the 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. From Ron at No 24.’
And we weren’t the only ones to get a little misty eyed reading that.
Please tell your Grandad that he is an absolute legend. This has really warmed my heart. Stay safe ❤️
— Kevin (@yorkiepud76) April 6, 2020
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. ❤️😊
— Fiona Shearer (@EQIMSouthHC) April 6, 2020
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
I know this is miles from the point – it's a lovely letter – but why does all grandad handwriting look *exactly* like that?
— James Theobald (@JamesTheo) April 7, 2020
To conclude, this …
Pretty much the loveliest thing I’ve ever seen. https://t.co/G0d0zaLil5
— Letters of Note (@LettersOfNote) April 7, 2020