Story By: Ana Lacasa, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
These videos show a father and his three-year-old daughter dressed up as various Disney characters and superheroes while taking out the rubbish as part of a daily routine that started during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Jaime Coronel, 34, from the town of Puertollano in the central Spanish province of Ciudad Real, started the routine during the first days of lockdown.
According to local media, Jaime was tidying up his house when he came across a costume of Olaf from the Disney film ‘Frozen’.
He then spent the day playing with the outfit with his three-year-old daughter Mara and when the time came to throw the rubbish out, he decided to do it in costume to have some fun and cheer up the neighbours.
Ever since, at 8pm when residents applaud the country’s health workers, the pair takes out the rubbish in different costumes.
The father told local media that they have costumes at home from previous carnivals and Halloween celebrations.
Jaime’s wife films the scenes and shares them on social media with music relevant to the characters they are portraying.
Jaime added: “As we had the costumes and had to stay indoors during the lockdown, we dressed up every day to take Mara’s mind off the strict isolation measures.
Jaime said: “The neighbours wait for us to go to the bins every day.”
The father had to take the rubbish out on his own for the first 29 days, but when children were finally allowed outside for fresh air and exercise, little Mara joined him on the ‘bin run’.
The cute pair has dressed up as Beauty and the Beast as well as countless superheroes, including Spiderman, Batman and Wonder Woman.
One video of the dad and daughter dressed as Batman and Wonder Woman, viewed 33,000 times on Instagram, shows the pair being greeted by ambulance workers who sound their sirens and applaud the cute tot.
According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, Spain has registered 224,350 cases of COVID-19 and 26,621 related deaths.