"I know we're going through a rough time right now," said Diamond, seated in front of a fireplace with his dog to open the clip. "But I love you, and I think maybe if we sing together, well, we'll just feel a little bit better."
Diamond, strumming an acoustic guitar, then broke into the song, whose pre-chorus was changed from "hands, touching hands," to "hands, washing hands."
The line, "touching me, touching you" became "Don't touch me, I won't touch you."
Followers thought the updated version was "So good, so good," and his dog, shown sleeping at the end of the video also seemed to approve.
Neil Diamond tweets coronavirus-inspired update of 'Sweet Caroline' originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com