Woman tells grandad she's engaged through window during coronavirus isolation

Woman tells grandad she's engaged through window during coronavirus isolation

A woman who hails from North Carolina was determined not to let the coronavirus pandemic get in the way of her sharing a very special moment with her grandfather.

This past weekend, Carly Boyd, got engaged at Myrtle Beach, the shores of which have special resonance for her as it's where her fiancé asked her out on a date two years ago.

"We start walking out to the beach and he started telling me how much he loved me and halfway through I figured out what was going on," Boyd told WSFA12 News. "My friend, that said she was ‘Facetiming her fiancé’, turned around and started taking pictures and he got down on one knee and proposed to me and I was very, very ecstatic about it! I cried, he cried.”

An emotional Boyd speaks out about telling her grandfather the news:

Boyd rushed to tell her family and friends, but had to get creative when it came to telling her grandfather, given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

"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,” Boyd said. "I just really wanted to make an effort to tell him."

Her grandfather resides at Premier Living and Rehab Center, and for the safety of its patients, the living facility is not allowing visitors right now. Staff, however, were able to come up with an ingenious way to share the good news with Boyd's grandfather, without compromising his safety.

"They said ‘Well we can walk around [the building] and we can pull the blinds up and you can tell him [through the window]’ and I was like ‘Yes, I would love to!’" Boyd explained.

"I just … it was very --oh my gosh, I’m going to cry -- it was very special. I got really emotional and really sad and I just put my hand on the window, and he put his there too. I just told him I love him, and he said ‘I love you too and I hope to see you soon’, like really see you."

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Boyd hopes to have her grandfather attend her wedding, which is scheduled for next year.