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See Pic: Indigenous man carries father on his back to Covid-19 vaccination centre in Brazil

Updated on: 17 January,2022 06:54 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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The father-son duo have been identified as Wahu and Tawy Zoé. They hail from a tribal community living in one of the remotest areas in the Brazilian Amazon

See Pic: Indigenous man carries father on his back to Covid-19 vaccination centre in Brazil

Tawy Zoé carrying his father Wahu. Pic/Official Instagram account of Erik Jennings Simões

As the world continues to deal with the Covid-19 crisis, a picture of an indigenous man carrying his father on his back to the Covid-19 vaccination centre in challenging circumstances in Brazil is going viral on social media.


The father-son duo, identified as Wahu and Tawy Zoé, hail from a tribal community living in one of the remotest areas in the Brazilian Amazon.


The heartwarming pic was shared by Dr Erik Jennings Simões on Instagram. Addressing the challenges of getting vaccines in most backward societies, Dr Simões wrote, “Tawy carried his father for 6 hours through a forest with hills, streams and obstacles to our base.”


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Erik Jennings (@erikjenningssimoes)

According to BBC News Brasil, the family belongs to the Zo’é indigenous community, who live in relative isolation across dozens of villages. Dr Simões told the BBC that 67-year-old Wahu had chronic urinary problems and because of that could hardly see anything and walked with difficulty.

“It was a very beautiful demonstration of the lovely relationship between them," added Dr Simões. Despite this pic being from 2021, Dr Simões shared it only on January 2 to send a "positive message".

Wahu, however, passed away in September 2021 due to unknown reasons.

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