Carly Boyd was not allowed to see her granddad in person. But, she made sure he knew of her engagement.
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the lives of many across the globe. It has separated people and has led to the spread of fear and panic among many. Over the past few weeks, various tales of people forced to separate from their loved ones have been reported. Carly Boyd's story is such a kind.
According to the Daily Mail, the 22-year-old woman from North Carolina got engaged after two years of dating. “We start walking out to the beach and he started telling me how much he loved me and halfway through I figured out what was going on. My friend, that said she was ‘Facetiming her fiancé’, turned around and started taking pictures and he got down on one knee and proposed to me and I was very, very ecstatic about it! I cried, he cried,” recalled the woman, according to Kold.
The delighted woman immediately called her friends and family to break the happy news to them. However, more than anybody else she wanted to tell her grandfather of her engagement. But that was not going to be easy. Her grandfather stayed at the Premier Living and Rehab Center and she had no means of contacting him than to go in person.
“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. I just really wanted to make an effort to tell him," stated Boyd, according to Kold. On arriving at the assisted care facility, she realized she was not allowed to visit him due to the coronavirus safety measures.
The staff asked the woman to go around the building and see him through his room's window. “They 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!’” stated the woman, according to Kold.
She went to his window and pointed at her ring. Her grandfather got up from his bed and went towards the window. He kept his hand on the window close to Boyd's on the other side. The woman could not control her tears. “I just … it was very --oh my gosh, I’m going to cry -- it was very special. 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,” said the young lady.
She hopes to visit her grandfather soon and wants him to be by her side during her wedding next year. This touching sight full of love and joy in such distressing times is like a breath of fresh air. Here's hoping the pandemic completely subsides soon.