Carly Boyd was super excited to share that she was engaged with her family and friends.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there was one loved one she couldn’t show her engagement ring to, reported Good Morning America. Like thousands of nursing homes, her grandfather's would not accept visitors. her grandfather, Shelton Mahala, cannot have guests until further notice due to COVID-19.
Boyd wanted to show him the ring, so she stood outside his window to share the sentimental news.
Boyd planned the special moment with the help of a few staff members at the Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina living facility. She said she has a close relationship with her grandfather and didn't want him to miss the moment.
The nursing student shared that her grandfather was so excited and kept asking her, "When's the wedding?"
"I know he feels a little trapped right now because of all the restrictions," she said. We both said we love each other, and it was just a really emotional moment."
Boyd taking caution is not surprising, as so many Americans are doing this because of the novel coronavirus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the cancellation of events of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The guidance does not apply to large organizations such as schools, universities or businesses, the CDC said.