Paradoxical as it sounds, it sometimes appears that social distancing is bringing people together. No matter how often we read about the society that has become divisive, we also have seen more than enough examples of quarantine bringing out the best in people. You’re about to read one such heartwarming example below.

This week, 22-year-old teacher Louisa May shared a tweet in which she says that her grandfather, who is 93 years old and therefore in isolation, received the most heartwarming and beautiful letter from his young neighbor. The writer, a 5-year-old girl living nearby, appeared to be deeply concerned about the elderly neighbor’s wellbeing. Both the letter and the reply from the neighbor has gone viral, with over 140k people liking the tweet and over 20k sharing it.

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Recently, this woman’s grandfather received a wholesome letter from his neighbor

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“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 neighbor and he wrote back to her. Just please read, it should make you smile,” the woman who shared the letters tweeted.

The adorable 5-year-old’s letter to her elderly neighbor has gone viral

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“Hello, my name is Kirah,” the little girl starts off her letter. “I am 5-years-old and I have to stay at home because of the coronavirus. I just wanted to check to see if you’re ok? I have drawn you a rainbow to remind you that you are not alone. Please write back if you can. From your neighbor at number 9.”

Isn’t this just the cutest? The 5-year-old kid not only showed concern for the elderly neighbor, but she also drew him a rainbow to remind him that he’s not alone! Now that’s the kind of letters we’d all want in our postbox.

People loved the response from the self-isolating 93-year-old as well

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“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,” the 93-year-old neighbor replies. “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.”

Here’s what people on Twitter thought

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The letter shared by Wayne reads:
“Dear Ali and Wayne,
Thank you for your offer of help – it is most kind of you. I am well supplied with food, (enough for a siege!) and don’t expect to need topping up for quite a long time. I am staying indoors all the time for the moment because that is what we old people have been told to do (I’m 93), and otherwise we’re only a nuisance to everyone else.
Would it be possible when/if you go shopping, to get me some milk? In normal times, I use a lot and I’ve almost run out. I don’t know what’s available in the shops now, and if milk is off the shelves now, of course I can do without.
I hope you are keeping well in these anxious times.”

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