Viral: Lockdown Boy Asks President For More Sweets

Story By: Jonathan MaciasSub EditorJoseph GolderAgency: Newsflash


This is the viral moment a young boy pretends to ask the Argentine president if he can have more sweets after his dad said no – and the state leader later personally replied that he could.

The incident was filmed by Argentine TV presenter Alejandro Wiebe, aka Marley, before being posted on Twitter where it has gone viral with 2.1 million views.

The family is isolating at home during the COVID-19 lockdown.

In the footage, the presenter’s young son Mirko is seen with a telephone to his ear before asking Argentine president Alberto Fernandez if he can have more sweets.


Marley explained on Twitter: “Mirko is allowed one mint and one chocolate a day because I don’t want to fill him up with sugar.

“He insisted on eating more so I told him to ask the president and he went to call him. I do not know if the president said yes or no!”

After the video went viral, President Fernandez commented on the post: “Hello Mirko! Tell Marley that I authorise you to eat up to three mints and two chocolates a day. You can add some other sweets to that.


“The only thing you cannot do is leave your home. Stay safe with Marley. If you stay at home it helps everyone.”

As of 31st March, Argentina has reported 966 cases of COVID-19 and 24 related deaths, according to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University.

Meanwhile, 228 people have made full recoveries.

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