Albert Conner has been by his wife’s side ever since she was diagnosed with cancer.
Whether it was a doctor’s appointment, chemotherapy appointment, or test, he never missed a meeting. His wife Kelly Conner was diagnosed with breast cancer in January, reported Good Morning America.
Conner, who parents three children with Kelly, learned that he would not be able to be with his wife during her chemotherapy appointment due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But the 44-year-old still wanted to share his support. That’s when he thought about holding a sign outside MD Anderson Cancer Center in Sugar Land, Texas where his wife was being treated.
“I can’t be with you, but I’m here,” the sign read. “Love you.”
Kelly Conner posted the picture on Facebook, where she thanked everyone for the continued support and love.
Her husband promised his wife he would be by her side throughout the entire treatment process.
"I didn’t feel right not being a part of it because I had promised her that I would be there every step of the way and I felt like I would be breaking my word," Albert Conner said. "I just got a poster board and our kids and I colored it."
The 40-year-old patient thought her husband was at their home in Missouri City, Texas when she received a text message from him informing her that he was in the parking lot.
"It immediately brought tears to my eyes, and I felt a love for him right then at that moment, that he would do that for me," she said.
Albert Conner said nurses personally thanked them when they passed him in the parking lot.
"A few of them said I was the reason that they come to work," he said. "The attention made me uncomfortable, but it made me feel good and was very touching."
The father said he made the sign as big as he could so his wife could see it. He was parked outside the room where his wife was several floors above him.