Dad Brings Disney Joy To Daughter While Mother Undergoes Covid-19 Test

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During incredibly overwhelming times like these, it can be easy to become numb to what seems like a constant negative news cycle due to the novel coronavirus spread.

It seems like every time we turn on the television, open up the news app or even scroll through social media — we’re flooded with images and stories of loss and struggle.

While it’s good to stay informed on what’s going on in the world with the current state of the coronavirus pandemic, the reality of what’s becoming “normal news” can be very hard on people. Especially those who are feeling lonely by taking social distancing measures seriously to help slow the outbreak. So it’s always something to cherish when a positive story begins to circulate the internet.

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Finding Magic During Covid-19

An uplifting story that occurred recently in Nottingham and has made its way around social media is something so incredibly simple, yet heartwarming.

In an interview with WMUR, dad Erik Figueroa talks about his three year old daughters love of the movie Frozen. He wanted to make some magic for daughter — Emberlyn, while her mother was being tested for Covid-19 (later came back negative), so he bought an adult sized Anna costume to match her Elsa dress!

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“The first thing I thought is like, ‘I can’t believe I’m wearing this dress,” laughed Figueroa. “I was really excited to see her face and to see her light up.”

Figueroa goes on to describe other medical hardships faced by Emberlyn’s brother –Branson, and how by staying light and fun in the family, it helps them get by.

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Credit: WMUR/Erik Figueroa

The Impact of Positivity

It’s stories like this that seem like small everyday occurrences, however lately have such a large impact on our emotions in the best ways. We need these types of positive reminders of our togetherness and love of magic all over the world, to continue to spread hope and positivity during quarantine.

While the Disney theme parks are all mostly still closed, Disney fans everywhere are working to bring magic into their own homes more and spread it with others.

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Credit: WMUR/Erik Figueroa

How have you found Disney Magic in your life, even through the coronavirus pandemic?

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