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SWFL woman shares 3-year-old grandson’s plea for people to stay home during pandemic

A pint-sized prodigy is dealing with this pandemic just like the rest of us and he has an important message for you: “If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. Stay home.”

We spoke to the 3-year-old about the coronavirus guidelines and we can definitely all learn something from him.

These days, Michael Nicklas spends much of his days doing what little kids do.

“I’ve been playing with my bike, my automobiles, taking walks, playing my toys,” he said.

But even this three-year-old knows things right now are different.

“There’s a lot of germs,” he said. “We can’t go out.”

Michael’s grandmother lives in Cape Coral. She is so impressed by her grandson’s understanding of what’s happening, she reached out to us to share.

“Hello there. How are you,” Michael asks in a video posted on YouTube. “I have important news to tell you. Listen to the following directions: If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. Stay home!”

Michael’s smile may be cute, but he means business.

“I really needed to do it so I can tell ya,” he says, “tell ya” about coronavirus.

If you are an older person, stay home. No social gathering in groups of 10 or more. No, you do not visit nursing homes. Wash your hands, avoid touching your face and sneeze in a tissue or your elbow. That’s it!

Michael’s aunt, Jessica Ganz, shares his grandmother’s joy, so she posted his message on YouTube.

“It’s so confusing for kids because he doesn’t really understand why he can’t go outside,” she said. “We want to have fun with it and let him know what’s going on with coronavirus.”

While the country begins to reopen, Michael’s advice is to “stay home” and stop the spread.

Michael lives with his parents in Wisconsin. You can watch the YouTube video in its entirety, here.

Reporter:Brea Hollingsworth
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