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5-Year-Old Writes A Moving Letter To Her 93-Year-Old Neighbour During Lockdown

A five-year-old girl wrote a letter to her 93-year-old neighbour to make sure that he was ok during the lockdown that we currently find ourselves in. 

In the letter Kirah said:

“Hello, my name is Kira. “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 ok? 

“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”.

It wasn’t long until young Kirah got a response from her number just to let her know that he was ok and to thank her for sending the letter to him. 

Ron said:

“Hello, Kirah, 

“I was so pleased to receive your message asking about my well being, and I am pleased to say that 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 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 I hope you will be able to be out from isolation soon. 

“From Ron at No 24”.

The pictures of the letters were uploaded to Twitter by Ron’s grandaughter (@hey_im_ginger) with the caption:

“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 five-year-old neighbour, and he wrote back to her Just please read, it should make you smile”.

The tweet has been liked 85k times and has been retweeted over 14k times. 

During these dark days, it is nice to actually be able to write about something that has put a smile on our faces. 

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Iceland in West Belfast Set Aside Specific Opening Hours For Elderly Customers

A supermarket in West Belfast has set aside specific opening hours for the elderly, as people continue to ignore the advice being given not to panic buy. 

The spate of panic buying has meant that the elderly and the vulnerable have been left with little to no provisions as those who are at the lowest risk of developing severe symptoms associated with COVID-19 hover up every-day essential items like toilet paper, pasta, tinned food, hand sanitiser and paracetamol. 

The move by Iceland has attracted loads of positive feedback on social media with people applauding the store for being one of the first to act to protect the vulnerable and the elderly. 

The store said that starting from Tuesday, 17th March, that they will open from 8-9 am for elderly customers only.

In a statement they said: 

“Iceland Foods will be opening their store between 8-9 am for the elderly commencing Tuesday 17th March.

“Could the wider public please respect this hour, and understand that this time is allocated for elderly people only”.

Let’s hope that stores do the same for the parents of young children and do the same for the parents of newborn babies. 

Reports have been circulating on social media of parents crying when they find that supplies of formula milk have completely vanished as people start hoarding supplies. 

Supplies of baby wet wipes have also vanished as adults start looking for alternatives to traditional toilet roll, leaving new parents utterly dumbfounded at the total lack of consideration.

As it would seem that the majority of the general public cannot be trusted not to panic-buy items, then many have said that supermarkets must start to do more to prevent shelves from emptying. 

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Dad Pleads With His Children For Five Minutes Of Peace On The Toilet

If you have got kids, or you have had to look after family members little ones, then you will know that ‘alone time’ on the porcelain throne (the toilet) soon becomes a thing of the past. 

That once peaceful moment on the toilet soon turns into your kids banging on the door and demanding that you give them some chocolate. 

After your children first find the locking mechanism for your bathroom door, regardless as to how many moving parts there are to it, then that’s it. 

It gets taken apart, and thus your mini-me’s can walk in on you anytime they want to (which is pretty much all of the time). 

Some of us just get used to ‘dropping off the brown trouts’ with our kids running around us and asking us what we are doing. 

But most parents still just end up missing their toilet meditation time too much. But stopping short of turning your toilet into a bank vault, then what else can you do? 

Well, one parent thinks that he might have found the best solution for being able to poop in peace; and it involves leaving a heartfelt message on the door to his bathroom. 

In an emotional plea, the unknown author of the note said:

“Dear Kids, 

“When I go to the toilet and close the door behind me, you are not missing anything. 

“I am not splitting the atom in here; I am not turning lead into ****ing gold. 

“I am just. Having. A. Sh*t.

“So please, you are my greatest achievement, my testament to humanity. 

“I love you with the glare and heat of a thousand suns but…

“f*** off for five minutes, eh?”

We are not sure how successful the note has been or whether or not its author has been able to poop in peace, having posted the letter on his bathroom door. 

But you can tell from his emotional words, that he really just wants to enjoy ‘dropping the kids off at the pool’ on his own. 

If you can think of any more euphemism for going for a poop, then let us know in the comments below

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