An 88-year-old Massachusetts man barred from visiting his wife’s nursing home due to the coronavirus used a bucket truck simply to get a glimpse of his beloved, heartwarming video reveals.
Footage posted to Fb by family of Nick Avtges reveals the Watertown senior waving goodbye as he was hoisted on April 8 to a third-story window exterior Maristhill Nursing & Rehabilitation, the place his wife of 61 years, Marion, has been dwelling for the previous 12 months, in accordance to reviews.
“Don’t do something foolish,” one relative instructed Avtges earlier than he was lifted up to the window the place Marion, 85, waved whats up, video reveals.
The unorthodox reunion happened after the thought by Avtges’ household was permitted by directors at the rehab middle, the place Nick Avtges had visited every single day earlier than the coronavirus disaster struck, the Boston Globe reviews.
“He’s been a really devoted husband,” Maristhill president and administrator James Tracy instructed the newspaper. “He by no means missed a day.”
Chris Avtges, Nick’s son, considered the artful resolution after reaching out to family and friends on Fb to see if they may lease or borrow a bucket raise or truck. A highschool pal quickly mentioned he may assist, Chris Avtges mentioned.
“So I reached out to nursing home and spoke with them and made certain they had been all set with it, and the ball began rolling from there,” he instructed the Globe. “By Wednesday afternoon at two o’ clock, my dad was up within the air.”
Nick Avtges mentioned he was joyful simply to have the ability to discuss to — and briefly contact — his wife whereas hanging exterior the third-story window.
“We touched one another by the display screen,” he instructed WBTS. “Our fingertips touched.”
Avtges mentioned he now plans to take a trip together with his wife as quickly as doable.
“We’ve been married 61 years, and love [each other] at this time as a lot as we did after we first met,” he instructed the station.