A GRANDAD has melted thousands of hearts after his song about coronavirus was shared far and wide on social media.
Barry Allen, 84, originally from New Cross, has stayed busy during lockdown by writing and producing a Facebook hit whilst at home alone.
The song, which is yet to be named, looks to the brighter days of when ‘Covid days are over’ whilst encouraging people to stay in to get to the better days.
The start of the song goes: “When these Covid days are over, oh how happy we will be.
When these Covid days are over, no more staying in for me.
“We must do as we are told to, we might as well just stay in.
“Or you are here today and gone tomorrow, if you go out you’ll never win.”
84-year-old Barry then went on to sing about how the coronavirus vaccine will help the public – “get back to where we want to be.”
“Going out without a mask on and having holidays by the sea.”
Barry’s grandaughter Rosie, 37, from Dartford, shared the video to Facebook on January 15. The video has since been shared over one thousand times and has proved a hit over the past week.
Speaking to News Shopper about her grandad, Rosie said: “My Grandad has always sung the old classics to us along with my uncle John, but to hear him singing a song that he made up himself makes me feel so proud!
“I didn’t know he was doing this.
“He isn’t on social media but when I heard this I asked if I could share it as it made myself and our whole family smile, we never imagined the response he would get.
“I hoped a few people would enjoy it as much as us but to see how many people love it is amazing.
“He hasn’t complained about staying in throughout these past 10-months but has instead had a dabble in the kitchen, taught himself to play the banjo and keyboard and even to draw.
“He hasn’t let Covid get him down, he has just carried on and made the best of it.
“A lot of people could learn from him- he is an inspiration to us and many.”
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