A CARING Barrhead boy was the toast of care home residents after he brought some cheer during the coronavirus crisis by serving up afternoon tea.

Connor Garry, who attends Hillview Primary, was handed a school assignment to send a letter to a care home and its residents.

But after hearing how the Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on older people, 11-year-old Connor decided to take the assignment a step further by delivering a special treat to The Firs nursing home, in Barrhead.

His proud mum Denise told the Barrhead News: “The school originally gave him an assignment to support a care home and his Aunt Sheena works at The Firs, so we thought ‘why don’t we do it for them?’

“We’ve also got a couple of neighbours around about us who have dementia and other conditions, so Connor was a bit upset that we can’t go and help them like we usually would.

“Connor was really upset one night to hear on the news about how many elderly people are dying in nursing homes and he said to me ‘mum, what can I do to help make them smile?’

“We decided to make some bunting on the sewing machine and he came up with the idea of getting some scones and jam so the residents could have afternoon tea.”

Denise said staff at The Firs were delighted when the afternoon tea was delivered.

She added: “I thought it was nice that Connor and other children that you see in the paper are doing really lovely things for others in Barrhead.

“One act of kindness, especially now, goes a long way.

“I’m so proud of Connor. He’s such a caring young boy and an example to us all.”