A cheeky seven-year-old has written a hilariously angry letter to coronavirus - branding it 'the f word' for ruining his birthday.
Luka Perry Clark, seven, was expecting 15 guests at his Harry Potter-themed birthday party at his home in West Cork, Ireland, last weekend.
So the youngster was heartbroken when parents Liz Clark, 38, and Tessa Perry, 42, broke the news all playdates had been banned due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
Luka asked musician mum Liz to help him pen a letter to the disease - but she was left in hysterics when he branded it 'the f word' for putting an end to his birthday plans.
And Tessa found the letter so hilarious she posted it on Facebook where it went viral, racking up almost 85,000 shares and more than 11,000 likes.
Mum-of-two Liz, from Colorado, US, said: "I came close to tears when I told Luka we would have to cancel the party.
I just explained to him that it wouldn't be very responsible for the party to go ahead and he was so good.
He just asked important questions like if he'd still get presents then he said he wanted to write a letter.
He asked for permission to call it 'the f word' - I saved it for Tessa when she got home from work and she thought it was hilarious.
I really don't know where he thought it was going, because he addressed it to coronavirus."
Despite the last minute cancellation, Liz said Luka's birthday on March 16 ended up being the most memorable one yet as she, chef Tessa, Luka and his four-year-old sister Joni still held a bash complete with a Harry Potter scavenger hunt and fancy dress. Liz said: "We'd planned to postpone the party but we ended up going all out anyway.
It was actually better because we could just focus on Luka, which you don't always get to do as parents.
It was just the four of us and he definitely enjoyed himself.
He's absolutely obsessed with Harry Potter. He knows all the words and all the trivia, it's unbelievable."
Mum-of-two Tessa said her viral post even lead to Luka being inundated with birthday wishes from people all over the world.
Liz added: "It's so weird how viral it went.
He got so many people wishing him happy birthday and sending video messages.
That doesn't happen often so it turns out that actually coronavirus didn't ruin his birthday, it made it more special."
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