Mel Brooks and his son explain the importance of social distancing
Published Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3:24AM EDT
Max Brooks and his father actor Mel Brooks, shared a very important message about social distancing. (Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
Legendary comedian Mel Brooks and his son took to Twitter with a very funny -- but also very important -- message about social distancing.
Mel Brooks, 93, is in the group deemed high risk as the spread of COVID-19 continues due to his age .
His son, Max Brooks, said he is practicing social distancing so that his father -- nor any of his father's famous friends and fellow legendary figures -- get sick.
"If I get the coronavirus, I'll probably be OK," Max Brooks said. "But if I give it to him, he could give it to Carl Reiner, who could give it to Dick Van Dyke and before I know it, I've wiped out a whole generation of comedic legends."
He added: "When it comes to coronavirus, I have to think about who I can infect. And so should you."
He emphasized his message with the hashtag #Dontbeaspreader.
Mel Brooks stood in the background behind a glass door during the whole video and mostly reacted to his son's message with facial expressions and gestures.
In the end, Mel Brooks got the last word, telling his son through the door, with perfect comedic delivery, "Go home."