Nine-year-old lad puts coronavirus patients before himself on Spain’s Costa Almeria

MOVED: “Behind this small gesture there is a great lesson in solidarity for everyone”, the hospital staff said CREDIT: Hospital Universitario Torrecárdenas Facebook @TorrecardenasHU

A NINE-YEAR-OLD lad in Almeria had put coronavirus patients before himself in a lovely example of how the health crisis can bring out the very best in people.
Young Manu has donated his tablet to the provincial capital’s Torrecardenas hospital so that people being treated there for the virus can be in touch with their families, which he has presented to staff along with a very sweet letter.

CREDIT: Hospital Universitario Torrecárdenas Facebook @TorrecardenasHU

He writes about how it was “a dream come true” to be allowed out for the first time on Sunday after 42 days of lockdown confinement in his home to get some fresh air and exercise. He said he would have preferred to have visited his grandparents and his family, but would have to wait a little longer to “give them the kisses I want to so much.”
He also explained how much he had been looking forward to giving the hospital his tablet to “give the patients the opportunity to talk to their family.”
“His letter has moved us so much because behind this small gesture there is a great lesson in solidarity for everyone,” staff posted on the hospital’s Facebook page.
“A thank you falls short for you Manu.”

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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