We’ll need to hold off on the hugs for now.
But despite the strict Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing, people have been finding new ways to make sure Cork’s mammies know they are loved on Mother’s Day 2020.
In Skibbereen, the owners of a gift shop called Higgildy Piggildy closed their store but left out a selection of their Mother’s Day cards for locals to take home for free.
Such a great #Randomactsofkindness by Higgildy Piggildy in @SkibbereenIRL Their shop is closed due to the current crisis but they left out #mothersday2020 cards for people passing on the street to take for free.
— Access Credit Union (@accesscu_irl) March 20, 2020
Meanwhile, sons and daughters, in-laws, grandchildren and partners have been sharing stories and messages about their mums on social media.
Here are a few of the sweetest:
A huge shout out to (in no particular order) the single mum, stay at home mum, working mum, differently abled mum, mum to be, the grand – mum, mum who lost a child, queer mum, step-mum & more! Ye are incredible; one of the pillars of society. Power to ye!#corklike #gooddaycork pic.twitter.com/1pKPXopXak
— Good Day, Cork (@GoodDay_Cork) March 22, 2020
— Eoin O’Sullivan (@Eoinmpos) March 22, 2020
Remembering also those who are not with us any longer, and those for whom today is a difficult one ❤️
— Pure Cork (@pure_cork) March 22, 2020
— paul colton (@DrPaulColton) March 22, 2020
— david o sullivan (@davesull11) March 22, 2020
Mine is gone a few short years now, but I will pop down to St Michaels’ Cemetry tomorrow to tell her I miss her still, and she’d be amazed what’s going on in da world today.#mothersday
— Jimmy C (@CorkRebel69) March 22, 2020
It seems like an afterthought but tommorow is #mothersday2020
I’m not a great fan of commercialised events
But remembering my late Mum PEG
Star of many productions in the old & new @CorkOperaHouse
Happy Mothers Day 💐#MothersDay #Covid_19 #Cork pic.twitter.com/daM61fUMuj
— Joe Seward (@JoeSeward1) March 21, 2020
#HappyMothersDay2020 Coco. Always looking out for me. This was our lovely Christmas outing in Cork – Noelie, our gals, their lads and Mam. We’ll do it again! Go mbeirimíd beo ar an am seo arís pic.twitter.com/QjQFdqLUaw
— Greenshine (@greenshinemusic) March 22, 2020
Happy Mother’s Day to all mums. Today we especially thank all the mums working and volunteering on the frontline to help our communities through the #COVID19 pandemic. We will keep our #socialdistance to help you ! #CorkTogether #HappyMothersDay2020 pic.twitter.com/9YnOjC1uz7
— Cork Chamber (@CorkChamber) March 22, 2020
steviegcork is (gonna be) live! Stevies Online kids disco Mother’s Day special! https://t.co/ktxdoWH6OE
— Stevie G (@StevieGrainger) March 22, 2020