There is no doubt that “Frozen” is one of the top kids’ movies of all times. Just ask any parent with a child who has watched it so often that even the mother and father can recite every line. There are also many characters from the movie that are popular, including Olaf, the undeniably adorable snowman.
Olaf is known for saying that he loves warm hugs and he is providing them remotely to millions of people at home who are sheltered in because of the coronavirus outbreak. After all, we could all use a warm hug about now.
Josh Gad, the voice actor for Olaf, came up with a rather interesting way to keep his fans’ spirits up during this difficult time. He announced on Twitter that every night during this time, he will read a bedtime story for kids who are stuck indoors.
The idea went live on Twitter on March 13.
“So, since we’re all stuck at home right now I figured we’d have a little fun together,” he told his fans during the live stream.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) March 14, 2020
“So, I’m going to see how this goes, but I decided I’m gonna read to you and your children – or just you, depending on what you prefer. I’m not gonna pass judgment right now since the world is a little bit of a hot mess.”
He started the first session by reading one of his favorite books for kids, Olivia Goes to Venice by Ian Falconer.
Gad has been on twitter every night since then at around 7:30 PM EDT. He is calling it the #GadBookClub during that time.
He tweeted that his stories are a way to “help keep you and your kids (somewhat) sane?”
Just trying to do my part and help keep you and your kids (somewhat) sane? See you tonight! https://t.co/WoqxNcKEg4
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) March 16, 2020
Families are posting about how much they appreciate these social media nightly stories.
Jillian Brunson posted a thank you from all of her “kids” and her family.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) March 15, 2020
Other fans of Gads on twitter, including Licensed To Mom, are enjoying the stories together, such as Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree.
— Licensed To Mom 🦕🍼 (@LicensedToMom) March 17, 2020
Make sure that you keep a nightly appointment for the #GadBookClub and enjoy it as a family. It’s a great way to hear some of your old favorites and perhaps even a new favorite here and there.
There are also other celebrities that are doing their part during the coronavirus quarantine, such as children’s author Mo Willems who is hosting daily Lunch Doodles online that encourages children to make art daily.
Antoni Porowski of “Queer Eye” is also providing free cooking lessons on Instagram, in a series titled “Quar Eye: Cooking Lessons in Quarantine.”
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