This lockdown period has been a very tough time for couples and especially for those who are miles away in a long distance relationship. Due to restriction in movements they are not being able to visit one another. Recently, an elderly couple got to see each other after staying apart for 56 days. The novel Coronavirus pandemic kept Howard Smith apart from Lois Kittson, his wife of half a century. Their separation ended this week with a short but stirring reunion at a safe distance outside her nursing home in upstate New York.
Howard, who for years had visited his wife almost every day at the home, was able to meet Lois for 35 minutes on Tuesday at the entryway of the New Paltz Center facility where she has lived since 2015 as a late-stage Alzheimer’s patient. The visit came with special precautions in the novel coronavirus era: No touching was allowed. Howard had to wear a mask and stay more than six feet from Lois.