This is the adorable video of a granddad playing chess with his grandson over FaceTime – while they’re both in self-isolation.
Seven-year-old Ruben set up the game with granddad Mick Phillips, 71, as a way of staying in touch since the corona outbreak.
The video, taken by Chris Phillips, 42, Ruben’s dad and Mick’s son, shows the pair playing on of their favourite past times.
The trio would usually meet every Saturday to see their favourite football team, Wolverhampton Wanderers, which has been put on hold since the lockdown.
Mick, who suffers from Parkinson’s, is in the high risk category and has been in self-isolating for more than a week.
The video chat on Saturday was extra special to the family as they were also celebrating Mick’s birthday.
Chris, a data analysts, from Codsall, Staffordshire, said: “They have always been close and when the news broke that my dad would be isolated, Ruben was really upset.
“He started thinking about ways he could still see his granddad.
“It was all Ruben’s idea to set up the game and on Saturday they both set up their chess boards.
“The set up was tricky but they worked out a grid system, similar to battleships, and it worked.
“My dad’s in the vulnerable category because he suffered from Parkinson’s so him and my mum have been self-isolating.
“We used to see dad every Saturday afternoon for a football match because we’ve got season tickets so it’s been tough for Ruben.
“It a nice way for them to stay in touch.
“Plus it was extra special because it was dad’s birthday on Saturday so it we still got to see him and celebrate.”