World War II vet embraces daughter after 8 months

A senior living facility in Colorado set up a tent with plastic with armholes so families can hug. The tent was sterilized with disinfectants between visits.
2:25 | 11/21/20

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Finally tonight, something we haven't seen during this pandemic -- loved ones separated by covid unable to hug unanother until now. Reporter: It's the moment 97-year-old Vince Shryack and his daughter, Carol Braun, have been waiting for for eight months. Vince, a World War II veteran, is a father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. And since the pandemic began, he has not been able to hug his family. Last time I hugged him was probably before covid in February. Reporter: But that's about to change. Outside the Katherine and Charles hover green houses, a living facin longmont, Colorado, they've set up a tent with 4-millimeter plastic, and arm holes so families can hug. Just been looking forward to Reporter: Dad and daughter together again. You can see the joy even through the masks. They did not let go for five minutes. I just got to hold my dad and give him a hug and it just felt really good. I couldn't hold her hard enough. She's so sweet, you know? It's just wonderful. Reporter: Amanda Meyer came up with the idea and built it with the help of volunteers. The thought of my residents being alone is very heartbreaking to me. Reporter: Each allowed to visit for a few minutes. Sterilized between visits. Tonight, dad and daughter telling us they're grateful. Being able to give him that five-minute hug after eight long months was such a gift. Reporter: These hugs are happening around the world. At this nursing home in Italy, they are setting up tents for families as well. Matteo hasn't had contact with his grandmother, Santa, since March. She's very, very happy, and also for me, it's a great emotion. Reporter: Back ink in Colorado, Carol is already looking forward to the next moment with her dad. Our time with our loved ones is precious right now. And such an important moment to be able be face-to-face and rubbing his back. Just meant the world to me. Such a great idea. We thank all those families for sharing and we thank you for watching. I'm Tom llamas in New York. David Muir back here on Monday. From all of us here, stay safe.

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