Touching moment as elderly couple is allowed to hug through screens

Touching moment as elderly couple is allowed to hug through screens

- The elderly couple had not been able to see each other since the nursing home locked out visitors to try to shield their residents from the deadly coronavirus

- Agustina Cañamero and Pascual Pérez, who have been married for 59 years, have never been apart for such a long period

- The couple kissed and hugged for minutes through the thin layer of plastic and their face masks

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A heartwarming moment was captured on camera as an elderly couple was allowed to hug though plastic screens.

Agustina Cañamero had not seen her hubby Pascual Pérez for 102 days as he resides in at Ballesol Puig I Fabra nursing home in Barcelona, Spain.

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Heartwarming moment as elderly couple is allowed to hug through plastic screens

Agustina Canamero and Pascual Pérez spent 102 days apart due to the coronavirus. Photo: AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti.
Source: UGC

The elderly couple had not been able to see each other since the nursing home locked visitors out to try to shield their residents from the deadly coronavirus.

Spain's nursing homes were hit particularly hard by it, with the nationwide death toll being high.

Heartwarming moment as elderly couple is allowed to hug through plastic screens

Dolores Reyes Fernández, 61, touches the face of her father José Reyes Lozano, 87. Photo: AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti.
Source: UGC

According to Euro News reports, the couple, who have been married for 59 years, have never been apart for such a long period.

It is said that Cañamero and her loving hubby Pérez are now in their eighties.

The elderly woman spent the country's lockdown at the home she used to share with her hubby before he went to the nursing home filled with fear.

She was one of the first to arrive at the nursing home when it reopened on 22 June.

The couple kissed and hugged for minutes through the thin layer of plastic and their face masks.

Another lady identified as Dolores Reyes was also able to spend time with her father José Reyes, 87, for the first time in four months.

Beatriz Segura carefully put on long gloves before reaching her arms through two holes in the plastic film to hug her 96-year-old mother Isabel López who also lives in Ballesol Puig I Fabra.

It was their first in-person encounter since 15 March.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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