A Japanese mum worried about her baby as the coronavirus pandemic widens was delighted when an ultrasound appeared to show the baby showing a ‘V’ for victory sign from the womb.
Local media reported that the mother was a big fan of Japanese comedian Ken Shimura, and when she learned that he had died from a COVID-19 infection at the age of 70, she then became very worried about her unborn baby.
She said the loss of the man, known as Japan’s answer to Robin Williams, who died at the end of last week, had came as she was due a further check on her own baby.
Sharing the image on her Twitter account ‘madoka_people’, the young woman wrote: “I’m currently seven months pregnant. I’m still feeling sad about the death of Ken Shimura, who I liked so much, and feeling uneasy about what’s going to happen with the coronavirus situation.
But still, I had to go to the doctor for my pregnancy checkup. When I did, my baby flashed me the peace sign from inside of me. And now I’m cheered up.”
One netizen wrote: “My pregnant coworker has been feeling really worried lately, so I showed her this, and it moved her to tears and made her smile.”
Another added: “This photo might just save Japan.”
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