Alabama (and much of the rest of the country) is starting to reopen, but we all know it will still be a while before things are back to normal. One element of quarantine that has been especially hard on everyone is the lack of physical contact – specifically hugging those we love.
If your children are young enough to be quarantined with you then they are available for all the snuggles and hugs you can handle, but grandparents and parents of older children aren’t so lucky. That’s what makes these TikTok videos of grandparents coming up with *unusual* ways to be in contact with their families so adorable.
Like these grandparents who really missed their young grandsons and prove it by going to rather extreme methods to hug them while still ensuring they don’t spread germs.
@overtimeNothing can stop family ❤️ ##love ##family ##amazing ##shoutoutot (via @okayemotion)♬ original sound – overtime
Or this grandfather who celebrated a birthday and his only wish was to hug his grandchildren.
@jamesweisberg##fyp ##quarantinelife ##socialdistancing ##birthdays ##grandpa ##emergencyhugs♬ Roses – Imanbek Remix – SAINt JHN
Get your Kleenex out for this video of a mom who has been unable to hug her grown daughter who is immunocompromised with cystic fibrosis. #ItsJustAllergies
@randigleasonOne hug to last us another 30 days. ##cysticfibrosis ##momdaughter ##covid19 ##lifeathomequiz ##happyeaster ##momcheck♬ Make You Mine – PUBLIC
Finally, here’s a video from an area (in Canada?) that opened back up a few days ago and the parents captured the reunion we are all looking forward to.
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