We are in the thick of a public health crisis last seen in the early 1900s.
The entire world is embroiled in a lockdown, the likes of which most of us have never seen in our lifetimes.
The mounting pressure of the times can be incredibly stressful, and sometimes we need reassurance.
Thankfully, Islanne's 93-year-old "wee granny" had just that message of reassurance.
Got this update from my wee granny😢 93 and still going strong ❤️ https://t.co/SEjCwLZ8Ww— islaanne🌛 (@islaanne🌛)1585671550.0
The Scottish accent makes it all the more comforting, no?
"Hello everybody, I'm still here. I'll tell you I'm like a bad penny, there's no getting rid of me.
"I hope you're keeping well and doing what you're told. Keep to the rules and youse all be fine - it will all pass.
"Bye bye for now, I love you all—think about youse a lot."
The heartwarming message was intended for all of this woman's grandchildren.
@islaanne1 I ♥️ your wee gran!! I must share my visit to my 91 y/o mum on my Birthday. A professional violin player… https://t.co/OXjaLPu6JP— Julie Forester ~ Author (@Julie Forester ~ Author)1585750454.0
@islaanne1 Isolating with mum, 87 year old going through dementia. Filmed this for her 9 other kids today, only bee… https://t.co/JJmNbI3T1R— BillyBudd23🇪🇺 (@BillyBudd23🇪🇺)1585699250.0
@islaanne1 @JCaramac My lovely dad through the window. https://t.co/RoDMFt9C8d— trish (@trish)1585731782.0
@islaanne1 Reminds me a lot of the old woman I lived next to in St Andrews who hung her washing out even on the col… https://t.co/ZOm07vafZk— Will Hide (@Will Hide)1585723670.0
@islaanne1 my grandma is 96 and still going strong too! 💗💗💗 https://t.co/svuRFdAJHx— emily 🌻 (@emily 🌻)1585786472.0
We are all working to keep ourselves sane during social distancing, as well as keeping us and our loved ones healthy as the virus continues to spread throughout the world.
@islaanne1 I believe her when she says it’ll all pass, more than any politician 😭 I’m gonna stay home an extra week just to protect her 😭😭😭😭— Stormzy's Choir Director (@Stormzy's Choir Director)1585719081.0
@islaanne1 Is it okay to pretend she was speaking to us all? Hope you get to hug her again soon.— OlwenMcG (@OlwenMcG)1585696439.0
@islaanne1 #WeeGranny made me feel so comforted. Thank you!— 𝓙𝓮𝓶𝓶𝓮 (@𝓙𝓮𝓶𝓶𝓮)1585731243.0
@islaanne1 Oh my god......she’s the best!! Please tell your gran we’re sending lots of love from Canada. Keep her s… https://t.co/VJVV7FPK7j— Esther TheWonder Pig (@Esther TheWonder Pig)1585840063.0
@islaanne1 @cambo691 Your are very lucky...she is fabulous. The way she says "It will all pass" is so comforting.— Kurious Azzurri (@Kurious Azzurri)1585688657.0
But luckily there are distractions and face time interactions online to keep us busy.
Can you imagine doing this in 1918 without that?
@islaanne1 @OctopusCaveman Her accent is beautiful😍😍😍— mohammed jawad🇮🇶 (@mohammed jawad🇮🇶)1585726559.0
@islaanne1 Stay safe #weegranny https://t.co/tPfPWJpQhE— Owen Mansell (@Owen Mansell)1585735742.0
@islaanne1 What a wonderful woman! Your Granny will remind so many people of their own Gran and bring back beautifu… https://t.co/2cyhOMeqiU— Linsey Knox (@Linsey Knox)1585726451.0
@islaanne1 Hello can your granny start a daily update thread please and thank you— ˗ˏˋ niki albon ˊˎ˗ (@˗ˏˋ niki albon ˊˎ˗)1585733075.0
@islaanne1 "there's no getting rid of me" What a woman ❤️❤️❤️ Love her smile too 💕— Vaughan Williams 🏴🎗🇮🇪 (@Vaughan Williams 🏴🎗🇮🇪)1585726806.0
#WeeGranny is a beacon of hope. Thanks for sharing your gran with the world!