Man Released from Quarantine in Nursing Home in Time to Congratulate His Wife on Her Birthday
After being quarantined at a nursing home in Minnesota, Jerry Lindell came back to their home to surprise his wife Beverley on her birthday.
Jerry and Beverley, both 84, had an enthusiastic get-together when he surprised her on her 84th birthday celebration, as shown in the video posted to YouTube on April 1, 2020. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Jerry had been isolated at a nearby nursing home with all the occupants.
In any case, it's absolutely impossible the doting husband was going to miss his beloved wife's special day. The couple has been married for 63 years. In the heartwarming clip, Beverly can be seen crying as the pair shared a sweet embrace after their hard time apart.
Beverley and Jerry Lindell on their wedding day, circa 1950s. | Photo: YouTube/KARE 11
SOMETHING HE'LL NEVER FORGET
They couldn't quit holding hands once they were by each other's side again. Beverly said she wouldn't let her husband go and that "he's mine to keep."
Some people were moved after watching the video. "This is so sweet. Mr. and Mrs. Lindell, your love for each other is a blessing to witness," one person wrote. "May you always be blessed. May you be healthy and safe and together for the rest of your days on earth."
In an interview with NBC affiliate KARE, Jerry said that the moment he saw Beverly was something he'll always remember.
Beverley and Jerry Lindell giving each other a sweet embrace, as shown in the video posted to YouTube on April 1, 2020. | Photo: YouTube/KARE 11
OVERWHELMED WITH EMOTION
Meanwhile, Beverly told the outlet, "I just thought we weren't supposed to hug. But I couldn't wait to grab him, so we hugged each other, and I cried and cried and cried."
As reported by Today, Jerry and Beverly met when they were 18. The couple got married two years later. Prior to COVID-19 restrictions, they had been in regular contact.
Jerry had been rehabilitating at Meeker Manor in Litchfield after a hospital stay.
Beverley and Jerry Lindell during an interview at their home, as shown in the video posted to YouTube on April 1, 2020. | Photo: YouTube/KARE 11
Jerry had been rehabilitating at Meeker Manor in Litchfield after a hospital stay. Beverley, on the other hand, had been taking a bus to see him consistently.
On March 25, Minnesota Governor Tim Waltz issued a stay-at-home order, as reported by Fox News. As part of the state's attempts to slow the spread of the virus, Waltz has signed a $330 million COVID-19 response package.
Meanwhile, In Michigan, Joshua Gillett shared that his father has been regularly walking four miles amid coronavirus fears to see his newborn granddaughter through a glass door.
Gillett said in an Instagram post that it breaks his heart that his dad can't hold his daughter. But, as shown in the photo he shared, the new grandfather is still overflowing with joy to see the little girl.
According to Gillett, his father got to hold his baby two times before the COVID-19 lockdown in Michigan. A week ago, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order.