Now that people are practicing social distancing, they’re being forced to get creative with how they interact and communicate. And that’s precisely what Carly Boyd did when she needed to let her grandfather know that she was engaged.
In one photo posted to Facebook by North Carolina’s Premier Living & Rehab Center, Boyd can be seen pointing to her ring on her finger while her grandfather looks. In another photo, the pair hold their hands up to the window that separates them, looking lovingly at each other.
The caption for the photos reads: “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 for allowing us to capture this special moment!!”
According to ABC 11, Boyd doesn’t just have a grandparent living at Premier Living & Rehab Center, but also used to work there as a nurse’s assistant. The Facebook post notes that the idea of announcing the engagement from outside came from the assisted living facility.
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Social media users are touched by this heartfelt moment captured on camera. So far, the photos shared online have received more than 151,000 shares and more than 8,000 comments of love and support.
“This is a beautiful heartbreaking moment. Thank you for sharing,” one Facebook user commented. “I’m crying like a baby!! This is love even if [it’s] through glass,” another remarked.
During such a difficult time, this is exactly the kind of uplifting and heartwarming content we all need.
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