Woman shows her grandad she’s engaged through his care home window during heartbreaking coronavirus lockdown

A YOUNG woman who recently got engaged desperately wanted to tell her grandfather the news, but because of the coronavirus restrictions, she was forced to show him through the window of his nursing home.

The touching  moment between a Carly Boyd, 22, and her elderly grandfather was caught has on camera and shows the heartbreaking reality of some aged-care residents whose aged-care facilities are in lockdown.

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Carly was proposed to over the weekend but was unable to visit her grandfather's nursing home in North Carolina, USA,  after the care home implemented social distancing measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus among their elderly residents.

But desperate to tell her grandfather the news in person, Carly insisted on finding a way so upon arrival at the nursing  home the staff directed her to the window of her grandfather’s room so she could show him the ring from outside.

One heartbreaking photo shows the bride-to-be in tears as she and her the elderly man placed their hands on opposite sides of the window pane – as if to reach out to one another.

While a second photo show's the young woman standing outside the window pointing to her ring finger, while her grandfather lay on his bed inside his room.

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.

The care home’s administrator Gennie Parnell captured the beautiful moment, with the photos later being shared on the Premier Living and Rehab Center Facebook page.

The caption alongside the poignant photo read: "Coronavirus didn't stop this granddaughter and grandfather from sharing this happy moment."

Speaking about the moment, Carly told KOLD: "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."

She explained that the thoughtful staff came up with the idea and they walked her around the building until they reached her grandfather's room.

She recalled: “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!'”

It's clear to see from the photos alone that the special moment was an emotional one for Carly, who later revealed "it was very special".

She said: " 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.”

Carly’s fiancé, Trevor Sellers, proposed in the sands at North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as the newly engaged couple walked away happily hand in hand.

Detailing the proposal, she said: “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.

"He got down on one knee and proposed to me and I was very, very ecstatic about it! I cried, he cried.”

The Premier Living and Rehab Center in Lake Waccamaw said residents are still able to contact their loved ones through phone and video calls or do window visits.

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