Amy Schumer Took Her 10-Month-Old Son To See His Grandpa During Quarantine And The Video Is Making Me Emotional

    Along with her 10-month-old son, Gene, Amy stood outside waving the sign.

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    With strict measures in place to try to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, people are having to come up with new ways to see and keep in contact with loved ones.

    High School Musical actor Ashley Tisdale revealed last month — before even stricter measures were put in place — that she was still going to see her mom and grandma but keeping her distance, refusing to hug them in case she unknowingly exposed them to the virus.

    Meanwhile, Oprah revealed that her long-term partner, Stedman Graham, had been living in their guesthouse after he raised concerns that the legendary talk show host could be at higher risk of COVID-19 complications.

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    Oprah previously revealed in 2019 that she had suffered a serious health scare after being diagnosed with pneumonia.

    And Andy Cohen revealed in an interview that, after testing positive for COVID-19, he was having to self-isolate away from his 1-year-old son and could only see him through the nanny cam.

    Now, Amy Schumer is the latest celebrity to open up about socially distancing from her family, posting an adorable video visiting her dad along with her son, Gene.

    In the video, Amy can be seen holding her son in one hand and a sign in the other, which reads: "Hi Grandpa! We love you!"

    Amy's dad, Gordon Schumer, can then be seen in the window waving back.

    Gordon was diagnosed with MS when Amy was 12 years old and reportedly lives in an assisted living facility. The actor and comedian has been open about his condition, saying in 2015: "Some days he's really good and he's with it and we're joking around. And some days I go to visit my dad and it's so painful. I can't believe it."

    Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, Amy has also been pretty vocal about showing her support for health care workers and first responders, giving a round of applause at 7pm along with others living close by.

    Posting a video on Monday of her New York neighbourhood applauding, Amy wrote: "7pm is when most hospitals change shifts. That's why. We love you heroes."

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    Ben Henry is a celebrity reporter for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

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