Newborn baby “Covid Bryant” became an internet star a day after he was born

By Nicole Ganglani | Art by Tricia Guevara

A Filipino mom recently gave birth to a son whom she named Covid Bryant—inspired by the late legendary NBA champion Kobe Bryant and the coronavirus outbreak. She gave birth to Covid last Mar. 15, the first day of quarantine in Metro Manila. Since the news went viral, it’s been trending for the past couple of days now. Here are some of the best reactions by netizens:

Days after, Twitter user @ramyeonduo uploaded a photo of a resignation form that stated another newborn baby was named “Covid Rose.” Like Covid Bryant, Covid Rose was also named after the global pandemic. 

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