- A smart 10-year-old girl from the US was tired of staying away from her grandparents during the social distancing period and decided to create a 'hug curtain'
- She used a shower curtain, glue and paper plates to put together the smart invention then stuck it on her grandparents' doorstep
- She then inserted her hands and embraced her relatives with so much joy
The Covid-19 pandemic has reduced physical interaction tremendously and things like hugs and kisses have become a thing of the past for many families.
While physical contacts are some of the best ways for people to communicate without talking, avoiding them has been become a crucial health measure.
Briefly.co.za gathered that a 10-year-old girl from California who was tired of not seeing or being close to her grandparents came up with a smart way to shower them with her embraces.
The little girl called Paige had missed her grandpa and grandma and the best way she could think of being in their arms again was by coming up with something known as the hug curtain.
It was a long curtain made of a huge transparent shower curtain and had openings that could allow her and her grandparents to insert their hands and hug each other.
She attached paper plates and used glue to attach the pieces.
Paige then hung it on her grandparents’ doorstep and sealed it properly so she could avoid being in direct contact with them.
The eager 10-year-old then excitedly went to their place ready to hold them for the first time in a long time.
Elderly people are regarded as at-risk persons who can easily contract Covid-19 and therefore avoid being in contact with the outside world.
Her mother Lindsay Okray who is a nurse was with her and made sure the meetup went smoothly and there were no mishaps.
“Paige saw a video of someone who made this type of ‘blanket’ to hug their family. She put together a list and she designed it so she could hug nana and papa. This girl is so freaking amazing and we were so happy to be able to hug them,” Lindsay said on Facebook.
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