The pandemic has forced us all within our houses. You post a picture of your happy family having fun at home on social media. After all, if it hadn’t been for the duress, every member of the family would have had their own schedules and hardly any time for each other. The situation has brought the family together and you want to cherish every moment of it. So you post another picture. And then you scroll down.
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