According to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Data register on COVID-19, as of March 23, 2020, there are 351,731 total confirmed cases of the virus globally. Out of those, 15,374 people have succumbed to COVID-19, while a total of 100,430 have so far recovered. As the number of cases has doubled in recent weeks, countries around the world are trying to prevent or at least slow the spread of the virus. Most governments are advocating self-isolation and social distancing, going as far as introducing country-wide quarantines.

As such measures force people to stay at home and avoid outside human contact as much as possible, some families find themselves missing crucial life moments, like engagements or births. Well, we wouldn’t be humans if we didn’t find a way around it, right? The challenge, however, is to do that safely. And the answer to this problem seems to be very simple. Windows. People all over the world are sharing photos of how they interact with their loved ones through windows, all to keep themselves and others safe during this trying time. So scroll down below and check the photos out. Don’t forget to comment and vote for your favorites!

#1

Husband And Wife On First Line Of Defense Against Coronavirus. Finally Meet For Couple Minutes

Husband And Wife On First Line Of Defense Against Coronavirus. Finally Meet For Couple Minutes

ChocoLolita Report

Danish Dynomummy
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Two heroes

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#2

Three Generations Of Social Distancing As My Dad Meets His Grandson For The First Time

Three Generations Of Social Distancing As My Dad Meets His Grandson For The First Time

emmabethgall Report

deanna woods
Community Member
2 weeks ago

That is so precious. Hopefully one day he will be able to really meet him face to face.

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According to the World Health Organization, people should maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) of distance when interacting with people outside their household (or anyone if they’re coughing or sneezing.) “When someone coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth, which may contain virus,” the organization’s site reads, “If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus, if the person coughing has the disease.”

However, social distancing is only one of the ways to protect yourself from the virus. WHO also recommends washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and practicing good respiratory hygiene (“This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.”)

#3

I'm Gonna Cry

I'm Gonna Cry

jennydeloach Report

Sky Loveridge
Community Member
2 weeks ago

*sniff* I’M NOT CRYING YOU ARE!

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#4

This Is Sad My Mom Is In The Nursing Home Rehab For A Femur Fracture And This Is How My Dad And Her Get To Spend Time Together! They Are In Their 90’s And Can’t Hold Hands

This Is Sad My Mom Is In The Nursing Home Rehab For A Femur Fracture And This Is How My Dad And Her Get To Spend Time Together! They Are In Their 90’s And Can’t Hold Hands

Priscilla Sekula Report

deanna woods
Community Member
2 weeks ago (edited)

They will get to be together again soon. She will get out of the nursing home and they will be reunited.

#5

A Resident’s Granddaughter Tells Her Grandfather That She’s Engaged! Emotional And Memorable, For Sure

A Resident’s Granddaughter Tells Her Grandfather That She’s Engaged! Emotional And Memorable, For Sure

Premier Living & Rehab Center Info Page Report

Zara VP
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Instant tears. So sweet and sad at the same time...

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#6

Baby Ollie Met His Grandparents For The First Time

Baby Ollie Met His Grandparents For The First Time

Hannah Levins Report

Danish Dynomummy
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Imagine not being able to touch and kiss that little Nugget

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#7

Husband Visits Wife Daily Through Nursing Home Window And They Sing Their Favorite Songs Together

Husband Visits Wife Daily Through Nursing Home Window And They Sing Their Favorite Songs Together

WSFA 12 News Report

Tami Bridges
Community Member
2 weeks ago

omg these are breaking my heart

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#8

My Assisted Living Is On Lockdown So He Comes Every Day To See His Dad And They Talk Through The Phone, Sweetest Thing Ever

My Assisted Living Is On Lockdown So He Comes Every Day To See His Dad And They Talk Through The Phone, Sweetest Thing Ever

Sandy Hamilton Report

John Kamau
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I think those tissues are mine

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#9

Well We Went And Surprised My Mom And Saw Her Through The Window. She Was Full Of Emotions

Well We Went And Surprised My Mom And Saw Her Through The Window. She Was Full Of Emotions

Anna DeSarro Egresits , Anna DeSarro Egresits Report

TUBLOVER3
Community Member
2 weeks ago

That's great - you made her day!

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#10

100 Years Old Today And The Nursing Home Is On Coronavirus Lockdown So They Sang To Her From Outside

100 Years Old Today And The Nursing Home Is On Coronavirus Lockdown So They Sang To Her From Outside

Cradnee Report

TUBLOVER3
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Wonderful!!

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#11

Husband Celebrates 67th Anniversary Outside Wife’s Nursing Home

Husband Celebrates 67th Anniversary Outside Wife’s Nursing Home

MERNiK6 Report

deanna woods
Community Member
2 weeks ago

This man is an amazing husband. His wife is blessed to have him.

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#12

Shout Out To My Sister For Singing Happy Birthday To Me While I’m Self Quarantined. Here’s To 28

Shout Out To My Sister For Singing Happy Birthday To Me While I’m Self Quarantined. Here’s To 28

oversharewithfamily Report

Jona Thiessen
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Happy Birthday! Thank you for distancing-

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#13

Covid-19 Can’t Keep True Love Apart... One Of Our Sweet Couples That Have Been Married For 54 Years, Visiting Through Her Room Window! So Precious!

Covid-19 Can’t Keep True Love Apart... One Of Our Sweet Couples That Have Been Married For 54 Years, Visiting Through Her Room Window! So Precious!

Cumberland Valey Manor Report

deanna woods
Community Member
2 weeks ago

This is so sweet. I bet she enjoys the visits no matter how they happen.

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#14

When My Grandpa Found Out His Nursing Home Wasn’t Allowed Visitors, He Told My Mom That He Was Upset He Wouldn’t Get To See His Great Grandkids. We Made That Happen

When My Grandpa Found Out His Nursing Home Wasn’t Allowed Visitors, He Told My Mom That He Was Upset He Wouldn’t Get To See His Great Grandkids. We Made That Happen

Both him and my grandma’s faces lit up when we called outside their window. Never thought I’d stand outside the window and have to call my grandparents, but here we are. Blessed for every day we get with them

Cory Blocker Report

EHops
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Enjoy the time you have even through a window. I'd give my left hand for my grandma to see her great granddaughters. Stay safe everyone

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#15

There’s Nothing Much More Precious Than This Mother Daughter Duo

There’s Nothing Much More Precious Than This Mother Daughter Duo

Cumberland Valley Manor Report

Ana M
Community Member
1 week ago

True love comes in a door or a window.

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#16

Another Cherished Moment Between A Father, Daughter And Granddaughter! Thankful For Sweet Moments Like These

Another Cherished Moment Between A Father, Daughter And Granddaughter! Thankful For Sweet Moments Like These

Cumberland Valley Manor Report

Jona Thiessen
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Keep visiting! #lovewins

#17

Ok, Cue All The Tears... Colt Went To See Nana Today At The Nursing Home. They Won't Allow Any Visitors So We Called Her On The Phone And Stood Outside Her Window

Ok, Cue All The Tears... Colt Went To See Nana Today At The Nursing Home. They Won't Allow Any Visitors So We Called Her On The Phone And Stood Outside Her Window

Stephanie Smith Report

Ana M
Community Member
1 week ago

So beautiful!

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#18

When Great Grandma Turns 93 On St Pattys Day And The Nursing Home Won’t Let You In... You Surprise Her At The Window With As Much Green As Possible

When Great Grandma Turns 93 On St Pattys Day And The Nursing Home Won’t Let You In... You Surprise Her At The Window With As Much Green As Possible

Heather L Norris Report

deanna woods
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Happy 93rd birthday! May you more to come

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#19

Grandchildren Reading To Their Great Grandmother Through The Window Of Her Nursing Home

Grandchildren Reading To Their Great Grandmother Through The Window Of Her Nursing Home

ButlerCountyDD Report

hobbitly
Community Member
2 weeks ago

If the window isnt close, it is still unsafe

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#20

A Patient’s Daughter Writing Messages To Her Mom During The Visitor Ban Amidst The Corona Outbreak

A Patient’s Daughter Writing Messages To Her Mom During The Visitor Ban Amidst The Corona Outbreak

jollygreengentile Report

Lisa Rice
Community Member
1 week ago

<3

#21

Family Members Embraced Creative Communication Methods To Wish Mr. Ryan The Happiest Birthday

Family Members Embraced Creative Communication Methods To Wish Mr. Ryan The Happiest Birthday

GraceHealthandRehab Report

Lisa Rice
Community Member
1 week ago

<3

#22

My Son And My Stepfather Visited My Mom Today. This Is The Way To Make Her Smile!! Mom Is On Antibiotics And A Nebulizer For Pneumonia. She Is Having A Better Day

My Son And My Stepfather Visited My Mom Today. This Is The Way To Make Her Smile!! Mom Is On Antibiotics And A Nebulizer For Pneumonia. She Is Having A Better Day

Premier Living & Rehab Center Info Page Report

Jona Thiessen
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Keep visiting! Mom needs you

#23

Betty Was So Excited To See Her Daughter Out The Window This Morning, Even In The Rain. They Talked Over The Phone

Betty Was So Excited To See Her Daughter Out The Window This Morning, Even In The Rain. They Talked Over The Phone

Clark County Nursing Home and Residential Care Report

Lisa Rice
Community Member
1 week ago

<3

#24

Looking For And Documenting All The Precious Moments We Can! Thankful For Our Families And Their Patience At This Time

Looking For And Documenting All The Precious Moments We Can! Thankful For Our Families And Their Patience At This Time

Cumberland Valley Manor Report

hobbitly
Community Member
2 weeks ago

If you dont close the window it is still unsafe.

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#25

My Parents Looking At Each Other's Thru The Window Of The Nursing Home Where My Dad Is

My Parents Looking At Each Other's Thru The Window Of The Nursing Home Where My Dad Is

Cheryl Blair Report

Jona Thiessen
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Sending love and healing prayers from Oklahoma

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#26

Checked In On Grandma Through The Window. She Is Being A Trooper Being On Lockdown Along With All The Other Residents At The Nursing Home

Checked In On Grandma Through The Window. She Is Being A Trooper Being On Lockdown Along With All The Other Residents At The Nursing Home

Becky Vogel Report

Lisa Rice
Community Member
1 week ago

<3

#27

Sweet Weekend Visits. We Are Thrilled To See So Much Interaction

Sweet Weekend Visits. We Are Thrilled To See So Much Interaction

EdwardAbrahamNursingHome Report

Lisa Rice
Community Member
1 week ago

<3

#28

We Enjoyed Our Window Visit With Buzz Today. Thank You So Much For Coming

We Enjoyed Our Window Visit With Buzz Today. Thank You So Much For Coming

Calhoun Nursing Home Report

Roxy Eastland
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Such a good idea, especially for residents whose family can't get there.

#29

The Nursing Home Residents Enjoying Window Visits With Family And Sending Virtual Updates To Their Loved Ones

The Nursing Home Residents Enjoying Window Visits With Family And Sending Virtual Updates To Their Loved Ones

bibbmedicalcenter Report

Lisa Rice
Community Member
1 week ago

Sometimes, this is the only way to do it ... everyone needs to know they are cared for <3

#30

A Wonderful Surprise To One Of Our Residents This Morning! No Matter The Issues We’re All Facing Right Now, It’s The Little Things Like This That Can Brighten Any Day

A Wonderful Surprise To One Of Our Residents This Morning! No Matter The Issues We’re All Facing Right Now, It’s The Little Things Like This That Can Brighten Any Day

Five Counties Nursing Home Report

Lisa Rice
Community Member
1 week ago

a lot of love there <3

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