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Woman finds special way to share news of her engagement with grandfather stuck inside nursing home

"I just really wanted to make an effort to tell him," she said, proving that the coronavirus outbreak is no match for a granddaughter's love.

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The coronavirus outbreak is no match for a granddaughter's love. Carly Boyd had to show off her engagement ring through her grandfather's window this past weekend.

Like most nursing homes, the Premier Living and Rehab Center in Lake Waccamaw is closed to visitors. Lake Waccamaw is in Columbus County, North Carolina.

"I really wanted to be able to tell my grandfather because he has dementia and there's no phone in there that he has access to," Boyd told KOLD. "I just really wanted to make an effort to tell him."

The staff members say they have been working hard to keep its residents connected as best as they can under the circumstances.

Boyd says she understands the public health challenge, as she is studying to become a nurse.

"It was very special," Boyd told KOLD. "I just put my hand on the window, and he put his there, too. I just told him I love him, and he said, 'I love you, too, and I hope to see you soon,' like really see you."

Boyd and her fiancé, Trevor Sellers, are hoping the outbreak is over soon so everyone can attend the wedding. She hopes her grandfather will be there to see her walk down the aisle.

CNN contributed to this report.