Politician mocked after tweeting about wife doing chores: 'DELETE THIS'

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People are dragging a Canadian politician who praised his wife on Twitter for shovelling snow after working on a long shift.

On Saturday, Jon Reyes, a politician from Manitoba, Canada, shared a picture of his wife shovelling snow and though he was praising her, people were quick to criticise him for it.

"Even after a 12 hour night shift at the hospital last night, my wife still has the energy to shovel the driveway," he wrote on Twitter. 

Cynthia Reyes shovelled snow after her 12 hour shift at the hospital, and people had thoughts after her husband shared this photo. Source: Twitter/@jonreyes204
Cynthia Reyes shovelled snow after her 12 hour shift at the hospital, and people had thoughts after her husband shared this photo. Source: Twitter/@jonreyes204

"God bless her and all our frontliners [sic]. Time to make her some breakfast."

Hospitals across the globe have been overwhelmed with an influx of Covid cases, leaving many short staffed and frontline doctors and nurses overworked.

According to CBC News, there were 915 health care staff in Manitoba who tested positive for Covid-19 between December 26 and January 1.

Canada is seeing a massive surge in Covid-19 cases, with over 43,000 being recorded on January 7.

It's safe to say Mr Reyes' tweet didn't go down too well.

"I’m not sure what I’d kill my husband for first: watching me shovel after a 12 hour shift or tweeting about his watching," one person said on Twitter.

Some people on Twitter suggested shovelling snow is probably the last thing Mr Reyes's wife, Cynthia wanted to do after working a 12 hour shift.

"I’m not sure, but I bet she would’ve preferred to come home to an already shovelled driveway after that 12-hour shift," actress Yvette Nicole Brown tweeted.

Another person on Twitter insisted the internet does not know what happened after the photo was shared and there was a chance Mr Reyes went out to help his wife shovel the snow.

However, Cynthia Reyes, did weigh in on the debate, using her Twitter to insist she wanted to shovel snow.

"All I wanted to do was shovel!" Ms Reyes said in her first and only tweet, with a facepalm emoji.

Mr Reyes refused an interview with CBC News, however he did provide a statement via email.

"My wife is amazing, both at home and at work. I'm eternally grateful for her and everything she does. I love her very much," he told CBC News.

"I'm happy that she is getting the worldwide recognition she deserves, and it serves as a reminder to everyone — especially me today — that we can never do enough to show our gratitude to health-care workers."

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