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Granddaughter playing tic-tac-toe with grandma sitting across glass window goes viral

With the novel coronavirus outbreak, the world is going through some testing times. But it is in these trying moments, people are coming up with small ways that bring a lot of happiness. A viral video of of a grandmother and granddaughter doing the same is bringing smiles to people’s faces.

The Instagram account of Community Cafe in Canberra, Australia shared the adorable video of a grandmother playing Tic Tac Toe with her granddaughter, while sitting across a window.

The cafe, which takes care of the elderly people suffering from dementia and their families, shared the video with the caption, “This one is for everyone in aged care – community or residential. We all want to reduce social isolation and increase the psychosocial and physical well being of our elders while in lockdown right?”


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The video shows Eve playing Tic Tac Toe with her grandmother Didee. The grandmother asks Eve if she wants to start the game but ends up putting a cross first on the window. This brought a smile on our face.

“Well, this is an easy way to bring joy and community connection during Covid-19. It made my family’s day today that’s for sure. So You will need coloured chalk or whiteboard pens. Tape electrical tape in shape below. Pens, cloths and spray bottles with vinegar each side of a window. Ring families and allocate a time slot to visit and play tic tac toe. If residents have no grandchildren you could ask the staff’s children to visit or do a social media shoutout for the local community to become involved. Then watch the magic unfold.”