Man Celebrates 67th Anniversary outside Wife's Care Facility That Is under Quarantine

Rebelander Basilan
Mar 23, 2020
09:30 P.M.
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Bob Shellard, from Vernon, Connecticut, couldn't go inside his wife Nancy's nursing home in Stafford Springs. So he decided to celebrate their 67th wedding anniversary outside of the care facility.


Bob and Nancy Shellard aren't permitted to visit each other due to coronavirus concerns, as reported by NBC New York. Nonetheless, Bob didn't let that prevent him from celebrating their 67th wedding anniversary.

Bob went to his wife's nursing home, bringing a sign that said "I've loved you 67 years and still do. Happy Anniversary."


For Nancy to see the sign, Bob held it up to her window. To respond to her husband's sweet gesture, Nancy waved and blew kisses from the window of her room.

"It makes me feel bad because I want her down with me and I know she can't be," said Bob. The couple's daughter, Laura, said that she had learned a lot from her parents. 

"It's just been an example for us, for all of us of kids," Laura explained. "So all four of us have really learned a lot from them."


Laura added she could only hope that she has half as much as what they have shared throughout the years. Bob and Nancy have consistently been an inspiration to them, she continued.

This is the first anniversary that the loved-up couple have ever been apart. Laura said that there's an only sweetness to both of them and what they share. 

Bob went through seven days completing his sign, which is ruled by a huge red heart.


Meanwhile, Bob said that he wouldn't need any other person. He added that he doesn't think his wife could put up with any other individual other than him. 

As reported by Kiro 7, Bob and Nancy tied the knot on March 14, 1953, in Wallingford, Connecticut. Bob went through seven days completing his sign, which is ruled by a huge red heart. 


In a piece of related news, Carly Boyd, who recently got engaged, needed to get imaginative in the way she delivered the important news to her grandfather Shelton to abstain from risking his wellbeing in the midst of the coronavirus fears. 

As reported by PEOPLE, Boyd visited her grandpa at Premier Living & Rehab Center with a new diamond ring on her finger.

She headed outside to stand close to her granddad's window, and the nursing home administrator, along with a few other staff members, went into Shelton's room to tell him that he had a surprise.


Boyd was revealing to her grandfather that she got engaged. Meanwhile, Shelton was stating "Come around, come on in," and Boyd said to him that she can't due to the virus.

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