Bob Hayes' 96-year-old mother tested positive for coronavirus and is quarantined in her nursing home.
In an effort to cheer her up, he turned to Twitter and asked for cat photos to print and tape to her window.
The tweet garnered more than 50,000 responses.
Here are some of the most adorable photos. You're welcome.
On Saturday, Bob Hayes posted to Twitter that his 96-year-old mother — who loves cats — tested positive for the coronavirus.
The woman is quarantined in her nursing home and the only way her family can see her is by looking through the window at her facility, Hayes said.
S0 he turned to his followers to help cheer her up.
"A request," he wrote. "Please send cute cat pics and I'll print and paste them in her window."
—Bob E. Hayes (@bobehayes) March 21, 2020
By Monday morning, more than 50,000 people delivered by flooding the thread with fat cats, skinny cats, black cats, spotted cats, shelter cats, and sweatered cats. Some of the cats had hats.
Along with the pictures, many of the Twitter humans also sent over well wishes and prayers for Hayes' mom.
—Zelina Vega (@Zelina_VegaWWE) March 22, 2020
A few cats just cut their owners out completely and sent some selfies over from their own Twitter accounts.
—Gregg Hill Jones (@GloriousGregg) March 21, 2020
While each boop was adorable, some are more unique than others...
—TinaG (@Hobbikats) March 22, 2020
—mercurian mess (@goop_moth) March 22, 2020
—Vania (@suupergirl) March 22, 2020
While Hayes was specific about what kind of animal he wanted to display for his mom, some Twitter users successfully snuck in submissions of their puppies, horses, and human babies. Can't hurt.
—Bean (@LifeOfBean) March 22, 2020
—J.F. Riordan (@AudacityofGoats) March 22, 2020
—COTUS (@VoteBlue4Us) March 22, 2020
Insider reached out to Hayes on Monday to see how his mother is feeling and whether she's enjoying her new window art. He didn't immediately respond.
—Krystal LaPorte (@WowSuchKrystal) March 22, 2020
People around the country are trying to bring joy to elderly men and women who are isolated in nursing homes during the pandemic. Some are even worried that the social distancing efforts needed to stem the spread of coronavirus, could spur a loneliness epidemic.
Like Hayes, families are finding unique ways of staying connected to their elderly loved ones from a distance.
—𝓗𝓸𝓵𝓵𝓲 𝓦𝓸𝓾𝓵𝓭🖕🏼💋 (@HolliResists) March 22, 2020
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