Updated: March 17, 2020 8:36:36 pm
At a time when the novel coronavirus pandemic has forced people to go in seclusion to prevent the spread of the disease, an elderly man has found a heartwarming way to celebrate his 67th wedding anniversary.
Due to coronavirus concerns and restrictions on public visitors across Connecticut, Bob Shellard couldn’t go inside a nursing home and be with his wife but that did dampen his romantic spirit.
Holding a placard that read, “I’ve loved you 67 years and still do. Happy Anniversary,” Bob Shellard stood outside the nursing home in Connecticut where his wife worked.
Due to coronavirus precaution, Bob Shellard isn’t allowed to visit his wife in her Connecticut nursing home. So he stood outside her window and held up a sign that said “I’ve loved you 67 years and still do. Happy Anniversary.” https://t.co/cIwZxwmZeN pic.twitter.com/nW86SYm4HU
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) March 16, 2020
Shared by NBC New York, the post with Shellard’s picture has gone viral on social media and prompted several reactions online. While many found the picture heartbreaking, others praised the old man for the sweet gesture. “The love we all need. But probably don’t deserve. No, I’m not crying. You are,” tweeted a user while sharing the picture.
Ah, to find a man who loves you this much and for this amount of time. Sigh…
May they both be well 💜 https://t.co/4gJoQEo2kt
— Tracy 💜 🇮🇪 🇳🇴 (@AddressingLife) March 17, 2020
— Ryan Farrell (@ryan_farrell6) March 17, 2020
I can’t stop crying….😭😭😭 https://t.co/LFL1uwgnK8
— Crissy loves JDM 🥰 (@CrissySummers38) March 17, 2020
The love we all need. But probably don’t deserve. No, I’m not crying. You are. https://t.co/WF4O4yDgq9
— Prerna Lalwani (@jukeboxpenny) March 17, 2020
I cannot cope with how cute this is! https://t.co/gOdrTPvy6d
— Tina Mories (@TinaMories) March 17, 2020
Heartbreaking. Sending you a great hug from Italy
— Rik Troiani (@stadiogoal) March 16, 2020
Omg, this broke my heart.
— Felicia Webb (@webbfelicia4) March 16, 2020
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