Alderweireld makes classy gesture to help families connect during coronavirus pandemic

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Dom Le Roy

The Premier League is currently suspended until April 30 at the very earliest, but the current coronavirus pandemic spreads far beyond the world of sport (BBC).

Much of Europe has been thrown into disarray by the spread of COVID-19 and people in the UK are now being urged to conduct social distancing and self-isolation when needed.

As a result, many people are unable to see their families during these tough times, so as not to spread the disease unnecessarily.

A family man himself, Spurs star Toby Alderweireld has now committed to a classy gesture in order to connect families during the pandemic.

Alderweireld took to Twitter in a video today, explaining that he is going to donate dozens of tablets to hospitals and nursing homes across the country. This way, people will be able to video chat with their loved ones despite the distancing and isolation.

He has also urged people to do the same.

He said: “Hi everyone. I hope everyone is following the government measures to stop the further spread of the coronavirus.

“The virus creates many needs, especially the lack of personal contact.

“If people are sick, they can’t see their friends and family and stuff like this.

“So my plan is to buy dozens of tablets to give to the hospitals and nursing homes so people can video chat with their loved ones and their friends, to get through this tough period.

“I am hoping in the next couple of days and weeks to get those tablets to the places where they can help. I hope anyone who can spare, or can give something to help people in need to see their family and friends, it will help a lot.

“Stay together strong.”

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