Coronavirus: Woman shares engagement news with grandfather despite COVID-19 separation

When you get engaged, you want to share that news with everyone in your family. But with the COVID-19, or new coronavirus, social distancing, may be difficult.

But one woman from North Carolina didn’t let the barrier stop her from telling her grandfather that she’s going to be getting married, WECT reported.

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Carly Boyd visited her grandfather, Shelton Boyd, who lives at Premier Living and Rehab Center in Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina.

The newly-engaged woman was on one side of the window, her grandfather on the other when she showed him her ring, the “Today” show reported.

“He got up to see it better and she put her hand up on the window and he put his hand on the window, and we all just fell apart,” Gennie Parnell, who took the photo, told “Today.”

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Parnell shared the photos on Facebook.

Even though visitation is restricted at this time, staff suggested an alternative. Here, a resident’s granddaughter...

Posted by Premier Living & Rehab Center Info Page on Monday, March 16, 2020

The Boyds are not the only ones who are trying to connect with those who are now homebound trying to avoid catching the coronavirus.

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Other family members are visiting residents using the glass as a blocker from passing the virus to those most vulnerable. Staff at the home are actually cutting the glass and have set up chairs outside so those people outside can see and interact easier with those stuck on the inside, WECT reported.

The interactions are bringing a smile to not only the residents’ faces, but the workers’ too.

“It’s actually kind of funny because the family members are laughing and the residents are laughing and it’s not a bad situation. I see a lot of laughter and a lot of happiness even during this bad time,” April Bass, the facility’s community activity coordinator, told WECT.

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