FILE PHOTO: Gonzalo Acuna plays his accordion to lift his parents’ spirits after they starting practicing social isolation in their house to prevent themselves from catching the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Concepcion, Chile March 26, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Saavedra
SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chilean musician Gonzalo Acuna knew a hug was out of the question as coronavirus fears forced his elderly parents into self-isolation. So he turned instead to his accordion.
Every evening, Acuna, who hails from the central Chilean city of Hualpen, serenades his parents, who watch from behind the safety of their front window, dancing and laughing to the music.
Acuna, clad in a blue sweatshirt, wears a black face mask that does little to hide his smile beneath.
“I play them a little bit of music, I chat with them and we try to have a nice time together. It fills my heart and it makes them happy,” he says.
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