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Heartwarming Minnesota photo goes viral amid pandemic

The photo has been shared more than 745,000 times on Facebook.
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Buried in the nonstop news cycle created by the coronavirus pandemic, it can be difficult to come up for air and see the positivity the world continues to produce. But it is out there.

Be it Italians singing together from their balconies or restaurants offering free meals to out-of-school students, there is good in the harsh reality the pandemic has produced, including right here in Minnesota, including a heartwarming photo of a father and son finding a way to communicate in-person despite restrictions. 

"My assisted living is on lockdown so he comes every day to see his dad and they talk through the phone, sweetest thing ever," said Sandy Hamilton, of Coon Rapids, in a Facebook post that has been shared more than 745,000 times.

Older adults and anyone with underlying health conditions are at the highest risk of becoming severely, possibly critically ill from the coronavirus. 

The Minnesota Department of Health has urged anyone over the age of 70 or persons with underlying conditions to avoid going in the public altogether. Everyone else is urged to practice social distancing – stay at least 6 feet away from each other – and avoid any gatherings of 10+ people. 

If you have news to brighten Minnesotans' days, let us know by emailing news@bringmethenews.com. 

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