Frontliners dance with young boy in quarantine centre 


It’s difficult for adults having to spend time cooped up in quarantine centres for COVID-19 – much less children who may be confused and troubled by their new temporary living spaces. Nonetheless, we can always count on caring Malaysians to try their best and keep each other comfortable even in times of distress.

This was recently shown by a group of friendly, and energetic, frontliners in a quarantine centre in Melaka. A video of them went viral online, as they were seen dancing in their PPE suits with a young boy admitted there to help entertain and lift his spirits.


Frontliners dance with young boy in quarantine centre


The video of their wholesome act was shared by several netizens on various social media platforms, including TikTok and Twitter.

One of the frontliners in the video also shared the video at her Twitter handle @Ciaoticjoeadic0s, after having bumped into the viral video online and saying that she was one of the dancing frontliners in the video. She added a caption along with the video, saying, “[This video I’m sharing] is the same [as the video going viral], but now you can hear the chaos [while we’re trying] to make baby Firaas stop crying.”

This is because the viral version of the video had a cheery tune added to it to match the high spirits of the frontliners.

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Video credit: @Ciaoticjoeadic0s

In an interview with The Smart Local Malaysia, @Ciaoticjoeadic0s, whose name is Aysha Khairuddin, said that the incident took place at a COVID-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centre at MITC Melaka, within the Women’s Hall. The young boy was quarantining there with his family.

In the 17-second video clip Aysha shared on Twitter, 2 frontliners in their blue PPE suits, with their face masks and face shields, are seen gleefully dancing while the boy happily bounces on his bed and follows along – all to a video of a dancing alien on their phone.

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Video credit: @Ciaoticjoeadic0s

Aysha shared that the team of frontliners at the centre, including her, loved spending time with adult and kid patients while they were working and cleaning the hall. But because the boy was initially shy when they first approached him, they went out of their ways to ensure that he was comfortable around them, and with his temporary living space.

Frontliners dance with young boy - video
Video credit: @Ciaoticjoeadic0s

So when the boy was being bottle-fed and in tears, they decided to show him a funny video of a dancing alien to cheer him up and stop him from crying. They were successful, as she shared that the boy started shyly dancing along, before busting out his best moves.

To further improve his mood, Aysha and her teammate happily joined in and started dancing along with him.


Netizens praise wholesome video of frontliners and boy


Many have been praising Aysha and her team for their high spirits and wholesome deed to make the boy smile in response to her Twitter post.

Twitter user, @izzanqistan, for one, tweeted, “Thanks for being a hero! Love to see the pure happiness and passion in this video. So positive!”

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Image credit: @izzanqistan

Some also said that the video made their day, including netizen @via_tiaa, who tweeted, “Thank you, frontliner dancer and team. This made my day.”

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Image credit: @via_tiaa 

Several shared their thanks for the frontliners for bringing smiles to the young boy too, such as netizen @frhsulikin, who said, “Cute! Thank you for making him happy. Hugs.”

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Image credit: @frhsulikin


Frontliners dance with boy to cheer him up in quarantine centre


Frontliners have tough jobs during the pandemic – having to brave COVID-19 while carrying out their tasks – so it’s always touching to see them make time to bring smiles to people’s faces. So we applaud Aysha and her fellow frontliners at the quarantine centre in Melaka, who are trying their best to keep patients there happy during times of uncertainty.

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Cover image adapted from: @Ciaoticjoeadic0s

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