With An Post delivering free postcards last week, it was the perfect opportunity for youngsters to check in with grandparents or any other loved ones.
Eight-year-old Cora from Co. Tipperary had a different idea though. The young girl took advantage of An Post's kind gesture by putting pen to paper and writing to Ireland's Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan.
Addressing the postcard to the HSE at RTE, the message was shared on Twitter by RTE's health correspondent Fergal Bowers who, by the way, is a great person to follow for updates on Covid-19.
Anyway, back to the point. Cora begins by saying 'Dear Dr Holohan, I would like to thank you for all you are doing. You are doing a great job.' With the pleasantries out of the way, Cora goes on to outline the current plight of her granny by saying that she is 'upset she cannot get her hair done!'
Trust us, Gran, we can all relate. After this, Cora writes 'I love that my daddy has to work from home,' before finishing up with 'Can you reopen the zoo before my birthday?'
The whole correspondence can be viewed in the tweet below...
Can you reopen the Zoo before my birthday? One of the most heartwarming postcard messages, in the COVID-19 crisis, from an 8 year old girl from Tipperary, passed to me for Dr Tony Holohan, @CMOIreland pic.twitter.com/NJMlOXaLsG
— Fergal Bowers (@FergalBowers) April 7, 2020
All well and good, Cora, but you've forgotten to mention when your birthday is. Regardless, you can guarantee Dr Holohan is working hard to ensure the zoo and everything else we hold dear is open sooner rather than later.
A brilliant message from a talented young girl. Over to you, Tony.