Photo Credit: Sandy Hamilton

Sandy Hamilton shared a photo from work that has everyone in tears! One of the elderly men she cares for gets a visitor every day despite their lockdown.


Minnesota, United States of America (18 March 2020) – As the elderly and immune-compromised are at high risk of the Coronavirus, most in America have closed their doors to visitors. This means that families have had to give up visiting their loved ones.

One man point-blank refused to give up seeing his dad. He came up with a way to spend time with him and we are crying!

Sandy Hamilton works at a care home that has been closed to the public. They are on a serious lockdown, fearing for the health of the residents. While she was doing her rounds, she saw something that moved her to tears.

Perched on the window of his father’s room, a young man sat talking to his dad on the phone. The reason it is so heartwarming is that many elders are put in these homes and forgotten about. Old-aged loneliness as just as much a pandemic across the globe. Seeing this young man refuse to give up his time with his father is awe-inspiring.

According to Sandy, the young man visited his father every day before the lockdown and it has not changed since. The only difference is now they chat through the window.

Sandy snapped the photo and asked the pair if she could share it. The viral photo is exactly the kind of news we want to see today!

We could all take note and call our grandparents or ageing parents. Tell them we love them and just have a good chat.

Source: Facebook
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