While Coronavirus has caused everyone to redefine normal for the time being, there is one thing the virus can't take away and that's sharing special moments with your loved ones. A recently-engaged woman just had to get creative on how to break her engagement news to her grandfather who is residing in a senior living home.
With her grandfather's living facility restricting visitors because of the pandemic, Carly Boyd of North Carolina stood on the other side of his window to show him her ring and announce the good news.
I got really emotional and really sad and I just put my hand on the window, and he put his there too. I just told him I love him, and he said ‘I love you too and I hope to see you soon,' like really see you.
"I really wanted to be able to tell my grandfather because he has dementia and there’s no phone in there that he has access to,” Boyd told KOLD. “I just really wanted to make an effort to tell him.” That's when the staff of the Premier Living and Rehab Center came up with the creative idea and shared the special exchange on Facebook.
"Even though visitation is restricted at this time, staff suggested an alternative. Here, a resident’s granddaughter tells her grandfather that she’s engaged! Emotional and memorable, for sure!! Thank you Carly Boyd, for allowing us to capture this special moment," they captioned the post along with two intimate photos.
“I just…it was very—oh my gosh, I’m going to cry—it was very special,” said Boyd of the moment, per KOLD. “I got really emotional and really sad and I just put my hand on the window, and he put his there too. I just told him I love him, and he said ‘I love you too and I hope to see you soon,' like really see you.”
Boyd's fiancé popped the question on Myrtle Beach—the same shore he asked her out two years ago. According to KOLD, Boyd is hoping to have her grandfather attend her 2021 nuptials.
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