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Acadiana family asks that people stay home after loss

Posted at 12:57 PM, Mar 29, 2020

A Breaux Bridge man shared his family's heartbreak on social media, in the hope that it will spur others to follow advice to stay at home.

Seth Thomas buried his grandfather last week; the test results that showed Joseph Raymond Thomas was positive for the COVID-19 virus came back four days after he died in a Lafayette hospital.

"My entire household and surrounding family have now been quarantined because we could potentially spread this deadly virus. I IMPLORE YOU STAY HOME. You don't know who you could infect or who is at risk around you," Thomas writes. "My grandfather, Joseph Raymond Thomas, was a great man who cared about Acadiana and its Cajun heritage. He will be remembered for more than just being a victim of this virus."

"If you have seen any of my Local Stew live streams recently I have called for patience and human compassion. With those two things we can make a difference and weather this unprecedented event in our life time. I beg you all PLEASE STAY HOME so we can move forward and away from this deadly disease that has hit very close to home," Thomas writes.

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