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Family Celebrate Grandma's 95th Birthday From A Distance

Family Celebrate Grandma's 95th Birthday From A Distance

A family has gathered to wish their 95-year-old grandma a Happy Birthday...but from a distance.

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Social distancing advice amid the coronavirus pandemic has seen people ensure they stay at least 1.5 metres away from each other. It's one of the biggest tips from health officials to avoid catching Covid-19.

Because the virus has disproportionately been affecting the elderly, particularly in Italy, this family wasn't going to take any chances during their well wishes.

Sara Byrne has uploaded footage of the heartwarming moment her family surprised Grandma Byrne outside her home in Syracuse, New York.

Some were holding letters that spelt Happy Birthday and others held balloons, all while the 95-year-old watched from a safe distance on her front porch.

Credit: Sara Byrne/Instagram
Credit: Sara Byrne/Instagram
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Grandma Bryne looked overwhelmed at the effort her family went into during such a gloomy time.

Sara wrote on Instagram: "If you're lucky enough to know Grandma Byrne, you're lucky enough!! Wishing this amazing lady a very happy 95th birthday today, love you Gram!"

Many families are having to find creative ways to interact with each other during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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This adorable moment was captured this week, showing an excited newly-engaged woman sharing the news with her grandfather through the window of his nursing home.

Credit: Premier Living & Rehab Center Info Page/Facebook
Credit: Premier Living & Rehab Center Info Page/Facebook

Carly Boyd, 22, said 'yes' to her partner's proposal but due to current coronavirus restrictions in the US, she wasn't able to visit her granddad at the Premier Living and Rehab Center in Lake Waccamaw.

However, she was determined to share the good news and show him her engagement ring, so she popped around to her grandfather's window where she could see him resting on his bed.

Speaking to KOLD about the touching moment, Carly said: "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."

Credit: Premier Living & Rehab Center Info Page/Facebook
Credit: Premier Living & Rehab Center Info Page/Facebook

Carly said staff came up with the solution, telling her they could 'walk around the building and pull the blinds up' so she could tell him the happy news.

Is someone chopping onions in here?

Restrictions are in place in the US, and other countries, in an attempt to protect the most vulnerable during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

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Featured Image Credit: Sara Bryne/Instagram

Topics: Viral, News, coronavirus

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.