A GRANDMOTHER got to cuddle her grandson for the first time in months after he came up with a genius idea to make sure they were both protected during the coronavirus lockdown.
Video footage shows the heartwarming moment Antony Cauvin, 29, got to hug his grandmother after he constructed the £70 ‘cuddle curtain’ using a see-through shower curtain and four sleeves to protect plaster casts from getting wet. Mr Cauvin surprised his grandmother on Friday after the pair have gone two and a half months without seeing eachother due to the nationwide lockdown to fight coronavirus.
In the video, Mr Cauvin can be heard telling his grandmother: “Youve got to put your arms through the bottom one, okay. My arms go through the top one” before the pair embrace in a hug.
As they cuddle, Mr Cauvin says to his nan: “How amazing is this? Im not touching you but it feels like I am touching you.”
The video was posted online by his wide Miriam, 27, and has since racked up over 13million views.
Mr Cauvin told Sky news: “Last weekend was when I decided to buy all the materials, and I planned it out myself.
“Really it’s bizarre that you can buy a clear shower curtain, I don’t know why they sell them given you would think you would want privacy, however they do sell them so I bought one.
“Then I bought some shoulder-length sleeves, which I could fix by putting the holes through the plastic, tape them up and then put your arms through and wrap your arms round somebody.
“Not being able to see them has been tough, tougher for them than it is for us because Grannan is a very affectionate person.
“You feel you haven’t seen them because you haven’t had that cuddle.
“When you’ve known someone all your life, to be able to hug that person again… it brought a tear to everybody’s eye.”