Bob Shellard is an elderly man that isn’t allowed to see his wife Nancy after the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, banned all nursing home visitors in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. However, this didn’t stop Bob to do everything in his power to ensure his beloved wife felt like a queen on their 67th wedding anniversary, and they celebrated it separated by a window.
Bob turned up to the nursing home in Connecticut with a homemade sign that read “I’ve loved you 67 years and still do. Happy anniversary.” and held the sign up to her window alongside some balloons. She looked out, loved what she saw, waved and blew kisses from the second floor.
Bob told NBC New York that he used to visit his wife every single day before the ban came into action, and he noted that he wishes he could be with her, as it makes him feel bad because he wants her down with him and now she can’t come down.
The happy couple has four children together, and they’ve been an inspiration to their kids. Their daughter told NBC that her mom and her dad have been an example for them, and the four of them have really learned a lot from Bob and Nancy. She hopes that she only has half as much of what they have shared over the years, and seeing that they still express their love in some way every year is so, so sweet.
Check out the heartbreaking video for yourself below: