Woman overcomes restrictions by showing grandad engagement ring through window

During the coronavirus pandemic, many are distancing themselves from others to prevent the virus from spreading.

This could mean not seeing friends and family for weeks – but thankfully, there are ways to get around the problem.

Carly Boyd, 22, got engaged to her boyfriend Trevor Sellers last weekend.

So she wanted to celebrate the occasion with her grandfather without putting his life at risk.

To do this, the American woman visited him in Premier Living and Rehab Center in Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina.

And instead of entering the building, she decided to show him her ring through the window.

A series of heartwarming pictures show the pair connecting through the glass.

In one, Carly looks delighted as she points to her new sparkler.

And in the second, she puts her hands to the window to meet her grandad’s.

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.

“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!'”

Carly added: "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.”

The story has melted hearts across the world.

And it follows another similar moment that took place in Pulaski, Wisconsin.

In a US care home, a man has been coming to see his dad through a glass barrier too.

The caring chap set a camping chair outside the window of his father’s room.

He then speaks to him on the phone, while remaining visible through the glass.

Apparently, the unnamed man visits his dad every single day in this way – even though it’s winter.

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