New Zealand's much loved Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has officially announced that the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy are all "essential workers", and therefore have no excuse to get out of work this year.
Sorry, moms and dads.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to read about the crafty plans her words have foiled...
During this ongoing medical pandemic, our essential workers have never before been so vital.
via: GettyWhile many of us are self-isolating at home, there are a select number of professions that have been considered as "essential" throughout this crisis.
This means that these people cannot stop working...
via: GettyAnd are required to go out and carry on with their work as normal, just with extra caution.
Now, most of us have a general idea of who these essential workers are.
via: GettyDoctors, nurses, social workers, police officers... You get the idea.
But what about our more mythical workers?
via: GettyYes, they still have feelings too.
Amid the lockdown, many children can't help but wonder how their essential workers are coping.
via: GettyWith Easter on the horizon and children's teeth falling out left, right, and center, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy would usually be working a lot of overtime.
But, if we have to abide by these lockdown rules...Surely they have to, too?
Well, many parents have been using this idea to their advantage.
Apparently the Easter Bunny & Tooth Fairy are both on Lockdown. Reports of Santa sneezing too.— Sebfree (@Sebfree)1586077519.0
It's evil genius, I know.
“Oh Shit Easter is Canceled Easter Bunny Has To Listen To The Rules With The Lockdown!— Ella Rose (@Ella Rose)1585966681.0
Some parents haven't held back.The Tooth Fairy simply isn't good enough to help this year. Sorry.
Though some kids had the idea first...
The lad lost a tooth and we put it under his pillow. Then he got up and gave me the tooth. “I don’t think the toot… https://t.co/0hGO2N8Q0P— Aaron Wade (@Aaron Wade)1586168243.0
But one woman is here to put a stop to all of these antics.
via: GettyIn one single sentence, New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, completely shut down all these parents' fruitful attempts at getting out of any Easter or toothy festivities.
The celebrated Prime Minister broke the news at a conference on Monday.
via: GettyThough she primarily discussed the measures her country is taking during the crisis, she took the time to quickly touch upon the issue of these "essential workers."
She had some important news to share with her nation...
via: GettyThat the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy are considered essential workers after all.
“You’ll be pleased to know that we consider both the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny to be essential workers."
via: GettyBut, obviously feeling a little guilty for foiling the plans of so many crafty parents, she added: “But as you can imagine, at this time, of course, they’re going to be potentially quite busy at home with their family as well and their own bunnies."
Ardern went on to stress that the Easter Bunny won't be able to make it to every house this year.
via: Getty“So I say the children of New Zealand, if the Easter Bunny doesn’t make it to your household, we have to understand that it’s a bit difficult at the moment perhaps for the bunny to get everywhere." Thank God for that.
She even went on to suggest a number of different celebration alternatives.
You can watch her speech here...
New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern confirms Easter Bunny is classed as an “essential worker” but it might be… https://t.co/JbOi9PMm2P— Daniel Rosney (@Daniel Rosney)1586163308.0
People were very impressed with her speech.
Jacinda Ardern is perhaps the best prime minister in the world right now. Can easily categories her as a cool leader. #EasterBunny— Raafay (@Raafay)1586167421.0
Her words have brought a little bit of comfort to thousands of New Zealand's children...
Thanks @jacindaardern for confirming the easter bunny will be still be making a stop in NZ. I showed my kids the… https://t.co/KpVexZMFMl— Sarah Barker (@Sarah Barker)1586152013.0
Jacinda Ardern is truly a leader to take example by.
via: GettyWhat an amazing woman. Meanwhile, over on this end of the pond, our President hasn't been handling things in quite the same manner. Keep scrolling to hear more about Trump's leadership throughout the pandemic, and to hear why Barack Obama has taken a swipe at his tactics...