Heartbreaking photos show how a woman who became engaged was forced to share the happy news with her grandfather through the window of his nursing home.
Carly Boyd, 22, was proposed to over the weekend but restrictions over the coronavirus at the Premier Living and Rehab Center in Lake Waccamaw meant that she was unable to show him the ring close up.
Instead, Carly was taken around to her grandfather’s window where he could be seen resting on his bed.
‘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.
At one point, she and her grandfather placed their hands opposite one another on either side of the window.
The sadness on Carly’s face was all too plain to see.
‘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.’
Such restrictions are in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus and keep those who in vulnerable age groups , such as her grandpa, safe.
Carly understands more than most what it will take. She is training at Southeastern Community College to become a registered nurse.
Trevor Sellers. who works for the Department of Transportation is the lucky man who asked for her hand in marriage as the pair walked along the sands at North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.