The coronavirus pandemic has shown us exactly how incorrectly we’ve been washing our hands for years.
But one recent viral video has spelled out the issue in black and white — literally.
The clip, which was shared on Twitter by restaurateur and chocolatier Harjinder Singh Kukreja, utilizes black paint on white rubber gloves to showcase how easy it is to miss spreading soap onto certain parts of your hands.
In the PSA, a person can be seen squirting the paint onto an otherwise clean pair of gloves — as one would do with soap — before rubbing their hands together to spread the substance around in a traditional manner.
The person then shows how the soap barely reached half of their hands, leaving many crucial areas untouched.
— Harjinder Singh Kukreja (@SinghLions) March 19, 2020
The video, which has since been viewed more than 18 million times, goes on to demonstrate every move necessary to clean both hands properly, providing helpful diagrams in the bottom right hand corner to drive the point home — and the intricate method has people shocked.
“I’ve never seen a single soul on the planet wash their hands properly ever,” one user replied.
“Brilliant demonstration!” commented another. “Just don’t forget to turn off the tap and save water while washing your hands!”
Eventually, even Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the World Health Organization, took notice of Kukreja’s video, sharing it and calling it a “smart way to showcase the importance of using the proper #handwashing technique” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
What a smart way to showcase the importance of using the proper #handwashing technique. #SafeHands are crucial in fighting the #coronavirus. Thank you for sharing this informative video @SinghLion. #COVID19https://t.co/wKf2BJYxsY
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) March 24, 2020
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