Irish Man Introduces Newborn Son to His Father through Window as They Keep Their Distance Amid COVID-19 Fears

Busayo Ogunjimi
Mar 25, 2020
02:00 A.M.
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In a heartbreaking picture shared on Twitter, a man, Michael Gallachoir, could be seen introducing his newborn son to his father through the window amid the Coronavirus outbreak.


The child was born in Ireland, amidst the ongoing self-isolation across the seven continents of the world due to the raging Coronavirus pandemic.

Sister of the new dad Emma Gallachoir, took to Twitter to share the heartbreaking picture which has now gone viral, gaining almost 65,000 retweets in less than 24 hours.

Medical personnel transport the first patient affected by COVID-19 to an ICU tent a Samaritan's Purse Emergency Field Hospital on March 20, 2020 in Cremona, near Milan, Italy | Photo: Getty Images


In the picture, Michael can be seen showing his son, Faolan, through a closed window, to his eager grandfather. Baby Faolan is the first grandchild of the Gallachoirs.

It is no wonder why the grandpa, who lives just a few minutes away from his son, couldn't wait to meet his grandchild, despite the ongoing nationwide self-quarantine. Michael's sister, Emma, shared the picture alongside the caption:

"Three generations of social distancing as my dad meets his grandson for the first time."


Michael revealed to Today that his wife, who coincidentally shares the same name with his sister, Emma, went into labor on March 13 and delivered the baby boy on March 14, as health officials in Ireland began to urge social distancing across the nation.

The first time father later explained that he and his wife were warned at the hospital not to come in contact with anyone to protect the vulnerable baby.

The COVID-19 virus has a more devastating effect on people aged above sixty years


He claimed the picture was snapped by his wife and shared with relatives on WhatsApp because they weren't receiving any visitors. 

Michael explained that his sister Emma, then shared the picture on Twitter, and none of them thought nothing of it until the photo started generating so much traffic online.

Many pregnant women even commented on the post, sharing their concerns. One expectant mom wrote:

"I'm expecting my first baby very soon and have been absolutely dreading this."


Following the rapid outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, pensioners across the world have been advised to self-isolate to protect themselves from the virus. 

Early signs have shown that the COVID-19 virus has a more devastating effect on people aged above sixty years.

Three grandmothers Doreen Burns, Carol Spark and Dotty Robinson, who are all in their seventies, have found a way to self-isolate while still keeping their spirit up.


Speaking to BBC Breakfast reporter Jane McCubbin, the three friends who live in Salford in Greater Manchester, explain how they plan to move in together when authorities announce further restrictions.

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!