Sunday, 25th October 2020

Family lifts nation's spirits by not making a video

IN a move set to cheer millions, a family has decided not to to record any heartwarming viral videos.

The Cook family resolved not to inspire the nation by singing and dancing as a family of five, in what experts are calling ‘a profound non-contribution to public life’.

Kate Cook commented: “My husband and I sing very badly, and our youngest is truly appalling at the recorder, so we had all the necessary ingredients to touch hearts.

“But we know the greatest gift we can give our friends, family and wider social network at a time like this is not sending them a sweet video they feel obliged to watch and comment on.

“It’s our tiny non-offering to the world. We hope our inaction connects with people and gives them the hope they need to get through these unprecedented, ‘uplifting video’-heavy times.”

Mr Cook said: “We’re delighted that our inertia has had an impact. Ultimately, we value time apart as a family, which at the moment feels more important than ever.”