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90-year-old man refused to let quarantine keep him from celebrating 67th anniversary with wife in nursing home


In a Romeo and Juliet-type moment, Vernon, Conn. resident Bob Shellard wished his bride of 67 years a happy anniversary from outside Nancy’s window.

Nancy is in a nursing home in Somers, Conn., that has restricted visitors due to safety concerns over COVID-19 spread. According to the CDC, individuals over the age of 60 are most at risk from the highly contagious virus.

The Shellards’ 67th wedding anniversary was on Saturday, and 90-year-old Bob celebrated outside the nursing home, under Nancy’s window, holding balloons and a homemade sign.

The sign read, “I’ve loved you 67 years and still do.” Nancy blew Bob kisses and waved from her second-floor window. Meanwhile, one of her nurses relayed messages between the two.

He told WTNH News 8 in New Haven, Conn., he doesn’t know when he will see her next but hopes it’ll be soon.

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