Recently, a photo of a son carrying his father on his back went viral on social media. Tawi Zoe, a 24-year-old member of a tribal village in Brazil’s Amazon, was photographed carrying Wahoo Zoe, his 67-year-old father, to get vaccinated.
The scene, dubbed ‘the most unforgettable moment of 2021,’ moved many people, including the photographer, Dr. Eric Jennings Simoes, who captured the image with his camera.
According to Dr. Simoes, Tawi was carrying Wahoo on his back since the 67-year-old man was unable to walk due to eyesight impairment and persistent urine difficulties.
“This shows the lovely relationship they share with each other.”
“The son carried his father over the hill, across valleys and various obstacles.”
“Tawi had to walk for six hours to reach the vaccination center and again for six hours to return in the rainforest.”
The image, according to Dr. Simoes, exemplifies how complicated a vaccine campaign can be, especially in locations with some of the world’s most distant tribes.
He goes on to say that Tawi’s motivation stemmed from his desire to prevent his father from being ill as a result of the pandemic.
Dr. Simoes posted the most of his experience on his Instagram account, stating that indigenous people in Brazil were the predominant group.
“They are so spread out, that if officials wanted to go from village to village, it would have taken weeks to vaccinate them.”
“Through radio communication, communities were informed about the vaccination.”
According to sources, a total of 853 people from these villages have died as a result of Covid-19, but the figure could be higher.
Unfortunately, Wahoo died in September 2021, but Tawi received two full doses of his immunization.
Our hearts break for Tawi Zoe and his tribe group, who have lost their father Wahoo.
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