Family Arrange Drive By Visit To Cheer Up Self-Isolating Relative
An 86-year old man who was alone during COVID-19 isolation was moved to tears when his whole family arranged a drive-by parade to let him know they were still thinking of him. Orv Boerman’s wife of 63 years, Marge Boerman, passed away in 2017, and with the coronavirus pandemic preventing family members from keeping up their frequent visits, the loneliness was really getting Orv down. And so, on March 27, a stream of eight cars carrying 18 of Orv’s relatives all drove past to surprise him, with Orv initially sitting at end of his driveway, not knowing what to expected. The lovely gesture, filmed by his daughter Pam Gregorski from a safe distance, took place in Byron Center, Michigan. Eventually Orv was brought to tears by the outpouring of support, Pam said, as he had not been expecting to see his five children, their spouses, and his grandchildren and great grandchildren for some time.
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