WA Premier Mark McGowan sends a signed handwritten card to a six-year-old boy too scared of catching ‘crononavirus’ to go to school after the youngster wrote to his ‘State Daddy’ asking for protection
- Felix Peek, 6, became fearful seeing parents and teachers wearing masks
- He told his mum Jessica, who reassured him the WA Premier was a ‘superhero’
- Jessica and Felix wrote to Mark McGowan – who replied with a handwritten card
A young autistic boy who was scared of going to school because of the ‘Crononavirus’ has received a surprise reassurance from an unlikely ‘superhero’.
Felix Peek, six, was so distressed about the Covid pandemic and seeing people wearing masks that he was scared of going to his school in Perth.
So his mother Jessica helped him to write to the Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan to ask for protection from the ‘Crononavirus’.
A beaming Felix Peek with the signed card and letter he received from WA Premier Mark McGowan after he wrote to him asking for help because he was afraid of the ‘Crononavirus’
Relax everyone, it’s ‘State Daddy’: Jessica Peek told her son Felix that WA Premier is a superhero who could help protect him from ‘Crononavirus’. McGowan wrote the six-year-old boy a reassuring card
‘I showed him a photo of Mr McGowan the day he didn’t want to go to school out of fear of catching coronavirus,’ Jessica Peek told Daily Mail Australia.
‘I told Felix that this was the man who made sure it was ok for kids to go to school, and who was protecting the whole state from the virus.’
She told Felix that Mr McGowan was a ‘superhero’ looking after schoolchildren.
‘Then we sent Mr McGowan an email asking for a signed photograph so that Felix could keep it in his bag for extra protection.’
They even wrote ‘Crononavirus’ in the email. To everyone’s surprise, Mr McGowan replied with a handwritten card.
‘I heard from your mum that you are a very good boy but you are a bit worried at school,’ Mr McGowan wrote.
Mark McGowan’s card to six-year-old Felix Peek from Fremantle
‘I know you will be ok and very safe at school,’ he continued.
‘Don’t worry too much. It will all good and and our state is very safe. Keep being a good boy for your mum.’
‘When Felix opened the envelope he ‘gasped and his face completely lit up’, Ms Peek said.
‘”Mummy it’s Mark McGowan!” Felix said. He was absolutely thrilled!’
Ms Peek said Felix took the card to his school to show other children and reassure them they would be safe.
Felix has ‘settled down’ about the virus and ‘had a wonderful day’ on Friday.
‘He had his photo of State Daddy in his school bag too,’ his mother said.