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Watch: Sudbury family sings light-hearted COVID-19 rendition of 'Don't Worry, Be Happy'

"Stay home, wash your hands. Don't worry, be happy now"

One Sudbury family is using their musical talents to pass the time while in self-isolation.

Sisters Faith and Alysha Rivette made a COVID-19 rendition of Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry, Be Happy."

Their father Chad Rivette said his daughters came up with the idea in hopes the song would bring joy to their friends and family during these difficult times. 

"We are a very close family," Rivette said. "It’s been hard not being able to see one another, so this was a way for them to reach out to their friends and family to brighten their day." 

The one playing the ukulele in the video is Faith, who is currently a Grade 10 student at École secondaire catholique l'Horizon. Her sister Alysha, 20, is a student at Cambrian College. Both young women are continuing their studies online. 

Their dad even makes a fun appearance in the video when he pops into the frame to sing the chorus line.

"I hope the message that the world gets from this light-hearted song sung by my daughters is that even though times are hard we can still send a little bit of laughter and love to one another," he said.


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