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Worker checking on family’s meter sings them a song to brighten their day in self-isolation 

A cheerful gas meter reader has brightened the day of a self-isolated family in Melbourne after breaking into song and dance on their front lawn.  

A mother-of-six shared the heartwarming footage of the ‘singing gas man’ on Facebook, who launched into a spontaneous performance of ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’ after checking her gas meter. 

‘This guy just came to check our gas meter. He wanted to make sure we were all doing okay, so he sang us a happy song! All in the spirit of kindness & community,’ she wrote.

‘Hey guys, I want you to sing this song to keep you happy all the time because when you get it stuck in your head, you can’t get it out,’ he said. 

The video was shared to The Kindness Pandemic Facebook page, which is dedicated to spreading happiness during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Members of the group promote acts of kindness by posting videos and photos to the page.

This comes as people around the country are currently self-isolating at home to limit the spread of coronavirus.

The spread of the disease, which started in Wuhan, China, has seen over 100,000 cases worldwide and over 3,400 fatalities.

The symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, or shortness of breath and in more serious cases it can cause pneumonia.

The total number of Australians diagnosed with the virus is now 3050, including 13 deaths.

The Australian government have banned people from eating at shopping centre food courts, and has even limited the number of people at weddings, funerals and social gatherings to curb the spread of coronavirus. 

Registered and licensed clubs, entertainment venues, cinemas, casinos, nightclubs, indoor sports venues, including gyms, and places of worship were ordered to close as part of ‘stage one’ restrictions rolled out on Monday.

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