Youth narrates family's daily routine with the excitement of a Brazil soccer matchRecord ID: 1469188
- Title: Youth narrates family's daily routine with the excitement of a Brazil soccer match
- Date: 14th April 2020
- Summary: NATAL, BRAZIL (APRIL 13, 2020) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) BRAZILIAN 'ANNOUNCER,' AUREO DENI DOS SANTOS DANTAS, SAYING: "I decided to imitate soccer announcers at home and narrate my parents' daily routine to try to keep them inside, and to bring some entertainment into my home, and because I miss watching soccer, too."
- Embargoed: 28th April 2020 00:15
- Keywords: Brazil COVID-19 announcer coronavirus football lockdown quarantine soccer sports sportscaster style voice
- Location: NATAL, BRAZIL
- City: NATAL, BRAZIL
- Country: Brazil
- Reuters ID: LVA002C9BS953
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Trapped inside during the coronavirus quarantine, a young Brazilian man has become an internet sensation by narrating his family's daily routine in the over-the-top style of a soccer announcer.
Aureo Deni dos Santos Dantas, a 20-year-old man who lives with his family in the northeastern Brazilian city of Natal, started narrating his mother and father's daily activities, "to bring some entertainment into my home, and because I miss watching soccer," he said.
Activities like washing hands, cleaning off phone cases and even just having a coffee can sound exciting when narrated like a high-stakes soccer match, and after posting his videos online, dos Santos Dantas saw them go viral across Brazil.
But, aside from being entertaining, dos Santos Dantas said his narration can have a "positive influence on people," too. "Just because we are going through a difficult moment like this doesn't mean we should get scared. We should follow the guidelines, do what needs to be done, but that doesn't mean we can't have fun as a family," he says.
(Production: Sergio Queiroz)
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