True love is indeed hard to find, and the coronavirus outbreak has definitely put everyone through testing times.
However, the outbreak did not deter the spirit of an old man from Vernon, whose wife was in quarantine on their 67th wedding anniversary.
The love birds were not allowed to be with each other on their special day as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Bob Shellard, the much in love old man decided to show up in front of the window of his wife’s quarantine facility. Not only this, but he also held a bunch of beautiful balloons along with a placard that said, “I’ve loved you 67 years and still do. Happy Anniversary.”
His wife, Nancy looked extremely happy because of her husband’s gesture and replied by waving and passing flying kisses to her better half.
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
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NBC New York shared the heartwarming picture of Bob on Twitter with the caption, “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.”
NBC New York reported that Bob Shellard celebrated his 67th wedding anniversary outside his wife’s quarantine facility in Stafford Springs on Saturday because he was not allowed to visit her.
“It makes me feel bad because I want her down with me and I know she can’t be,” Bob told the NBC New York. “I wouldn’t want anybody else. I don’t think she could put up with anybody else besides me,” he added.
The couple’s daughter said that Bob and Nancy were not able to be together on their special day for the first time in 67 years.