Coronavirus Concerns Cause Husband to Celebrate 67th Anniversary Outside Wife's Nursing Home

Love overcomes all obstacles.

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Courtesy of NBC Connecticut

Coronavirus may be forcing us to cancel events and avoid seeing loved ones, but it didn't prevent one man from celebrating his 67th wedding anniversary—even if he couldn't be close to his wife.

On Saturday, a Connecticut man, Bob, stood outside of his wife, Nancy's, nursing home with balloons and a sign that read, "I've loved you 67 years and still do. Happy Anniversary." He wasn't allowed to enter the nursing home due to the global pandemic, but he stood outside his wife's window so she could celebrate with him from afar.

"It makes me feel bad because I want her down with me and I know she can't be," Bob told NBC Connecticut. "I wouldn't want anybody else. I don't think she could put up with anybody else besides me"

This marked the first anniversary the couple has ever spent apart. "They have always been an inspiration to us and I think just seeing every year go by that they still express it in some way on their anniversary," shared their daughter, Laura. "It's just been an example for us, for all of us kids. So all four of us have really learned a lot from them and I can only hope that I have half as much as what they have shared over the years."

Prior to the spread of Coronavirus, NBC Connecticut also reported that Bob visited his wife every single day. We hope that next year they'll be celebrating their 68th anniversary in each other's arms!

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