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Christian Welch's act of kindness during this tough time

Plenty of people are talking about how tough social isolation is proving to be for senior citizens - but one NRL player has decided to do something about it.

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Storm prop Christian Welch has taken it upon himself to ring elderly fans and talk to them - about football, life, their mental well being and their concerns about the global pandemic.

"I got the idea when I visited my grandparents in a nursing home in Brisbane just when the whole coronavirus thing was starting a month or so ago," Welch told Wide World of Sports.

"Like a lot of senior citizens, they aren't big on technology like Skype and Twitter that young people use to keep in touch with the world.

"So they are feeling very isolated and out of touch with the world.

 "They don't have much interaction and are probably more scared than most as they are the most vulnerable age group to the virus.

"So I rang 10 or so people today and it was just great to chat and show them people do care about them.

"It is a daunting time for them and I would like to think they appreciated it and I'll be doing it again."

Follow Welchy on Twitter: @clwelch94

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