Categories
Australia

Daniel Andrews posts an emotional photo with his elderly mother

Daniel Andrews has shared a touching photo with his elderly mother as they were reunited for the first time in 332 days after lockdowns and bushfires.

The Victorian Premier posted the image on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate seeing his mother Jan for the first time in almost 12 months.

Mrs Andrews lives in Wangaratta, 2.5 hours northeast of Melbourne, and has been separated from her son since before Christmas in 2019 – when catastrophic bushfires tore through the region.

The Victorian premier posted the image on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate seeing his mother Jan for the first time in almost 12 months

The Victorian premier posted the image on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate seeing his mother Jan for the first time in almost 12 months

'Waited 332 days for this,' the premier wrote on social media above an image of the mother and son sitting at an outdoor table with face masks on

‘Waited 332 days for this,’ the premier wrote on social media above an image of the mother and son sitting at an outdoor table with face masks on

The pair were then unable travel beyond the infamous ‘ring of steel’ separating Melbourne and regional Victoria to curb the spread of Covid-19 during the height of the pandemic.

‘Waited 332 days for this,’ the premier wrote on social media above an image of the mother and son sitting at an outdoor table with face masks on.

People flocked to the comments section to share their own stories of being reunited with family members.

‘Beautiful! And today I saw my own son in Williamstown for the first time since January. A wonderful day,’ one woman wrote.

Last month, Mrs Andrews phoned ABC Radio to share how proud she was of her son Daniel Andrews (pictured)

Last month, Mrs Andrews phoned ABC Radio to share how proud she was of her son Daniel Andrews (pictured) 

'Beautiful! And today I saw my own son in Williamstown for the first time since January. A wonderful day,' one woman wrote

‘Beautiful! And today I saw my own son in Williamstown for the first time since January. A wonderful day,’ one woman wrote

‘How beautiful, enjoy every minute. This virus has made us all realise how the simple things like family matter the most,’ another shared.

Last month, Mrs Andrews phoned ABC Radio to share how proud she was of her son. 

‘I have watched every press conference, and some days I have thought yes you look okay, other days I’ve thought Daniel you’re looking very tired,’ she said. 

‘But he’s strong, and he has a responsible job and he has a wonderful wife, and the rest is history.’ 

To announce the authorisation of such events, the premier posted an image of himself as 18-year-old standing with his mother as she adjusts his bow-tie

To announce the authorisation of such events, the premier posted an image of himself as 18-year-old standing with his mother as she adjusts his bow-tie

She said Mr Andrews inherited empathy from her and stoicism from his father, who passed away in 2016 after a battle with lung cancer.

The state leader has posted a string of family photos as Victoria came out of a  gruelling 112-day lockdown. 

In October, he posted an image of himself as 18-year-old standing with his mother as she adjusts his bow-tie to announce that Year 6 and 12 formals would be allowed to go ahead under eased restrictions.   

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.