Heartbreaking photos of a young woman being forced to show off her engagement ring to her elderly grandfather through his nursing home’s window due to the coronavirus outbreak, are currently trending on the internet.
Boyd, 22, attends Southeastern Community College where she is studying to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Last weekend, Trevor Sellers, a contractor with the Department of Transportation, asked for her hand in marriage.
The woman, from North Carolina, didn’t let anything, not even the Coronavirus, get in the way of her sharing a special moment with her grandfather.
Boyd had to share the happy news with her grandfather through the window of his nursing home at the Premier Living and Rehab Center in Lake Waccamaw, due to restrictions over the coronavirus.
Such measures were put in place by the government to protect the elderly, who are the most vulnerable to the virus.
Carly was taken around to her grandfather’s window where he could be seen resting on his bed.
At one point, she and her grandfather placed their hands opposite one another on either side of the window as they both shared the special moment.
‘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,’ said Carly said to KOLD. ‘I just really wanted to make an effort to tell him.’
‘The staff said ‘Well we can walk around the building and we can pull the blinds up and you can tell him through the window’ and I was like ‘Yes, I would love to!” she said.
The facility’s administrator, Gennie Parnell, took pictures of the touching moment as Carly showed off her ring.
‘I just … it was very –oh my gosh, I’m going to cry — it was very special,’ said Carly.
‘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.’