When one proud dad's newborn son arrived during the coronavirus pandemic, he was forced to introduce him to his grandfather through a pane of glass, with the heartbreaking moment captured in a photo.
Míchéal Gallachoir, from Ireland, was forced to hold newborn Faolán while his grandfather stood outside the house, cruelly blocked from his grandson by social distancing rules.
The image has been shared over 70,000 times since it was posted to Twitter over the weekend by Gallachoir's sister Emma.
Users flooded the post with comments, with one saying that "the love in your dad's face says it all," while another said: "Thank you for modeling what we need to do to stay safe, but it breaks my heart to see that grandad not being able to hold his grandchild."
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Four people have died from Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland, with over 900 confirmed cases.
Although social distancing is being urged and many restrictions are in place, there is not yet a full lockdown in place.
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Faolán's aunt Emma returned to Twitter to thank everyone for their replies, adding the newborn was "doing great".
She also revealed that the proud grandad was also doing well and looking forward to his first cuddle.
"My dad is also doing well and is completely oblivious to his new fame," she wrote.
"He wouldn't let me take a pic of him but he's smiling! My brother lives about 2 minutes away from him so he went up to say hello. He knew he couldn't come in. He is looking forward to holding the baby soon."