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Radio host goes viral for emotional, passionate plea to spring breakers ignoring social distancing recommendation: ‘Call your mom and dad’



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KISS-FM Seattle's Carla Marie says that millennials need to pay close attention to social distancing in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

What did she do?

Marie shared an emotional Instagram video earlier this week detailing how her mother's open-heart surgery was postponed because of the deadly virus.

The radio host, who lives on the other side of the country from her New Jersey-area family, is unable to visit her parents during this time due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In the video, she begged for people to remain at home and keep themselves as healthy as possible in order to flatten the curve of the pandemic within the U.S.

She captioned the video, which has since gone viral, "I need you to be a good human right now. I'm going through the hardest thing of my life ... not being able to be there for my family. How can you help? Stay home. Be human. Compassion is easy. It's all we have right now."

What did she say on Fox?

Marie told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" hosts, "So now, it's way beyond coronavirus patients and getting the coronavirus. I mean, I'm sure there are people in their families who have cancer, who have heart problems, and you want your family to get the best treatment for whatever they have. It's not just catching a virus that you think you are invincible from everyone."

She added, "I think that [people not heeding warnings] need people in their lives to tell them how they are feeling and their stories. I have friends and family who, at first, weren't thinking this was real either."

"Call your mom and your dad because you can do that," she advised. "I think that's the problem: they aren't connecting with their family right now."

At the time of this writing, there are nearly 11,000 cases of coronavirus in the U.S., and 163 people in the U.S. have died from the deadly pandemic.

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