Coronavirus Outbreak: Anand Mahindra shares video of man hugging grandmother through 'cuddle curtains'

Published: May 21, 2020, 12:20 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Days after a viral video of a 10-year-old girl hugging her grandparents through a cuddle curtain that she made for them melted hearts online, business magnate Anand Mahindra shared a video of a man hugging his grandma through a similar curtain

A screengrab of the video shared by Anand Mahindra on Twitter
A screengrab of the video shared by Anand Mahindra on Twitter

The Coronavirus outbreak has impacted people across the globe. With social distancing becoming the new normal, the pandemic has changed the way people greet each other and show affection towards their loved ones. Days after a viral video of a 10-year-old girl hugging her grandparents through a cuddle curtain that she made for them melted hearts online, business magnate Anand Mahindra shared a video of a man hugging his grandma through a similar curtain.

The chairman of the Mahindra and Mahindra Group shared the video on Twitter, calling the curtain a ‘life-changing’ device for the ‘elderly who have been missing the embrace of their families’. The video was originally shared on Facebook by Miriam Cauvin in which her husband Anthony makes the curtain for his grandmother using shower curtains with disposable gloves. In the clip, the grandmother is seen coming of the house wearing plastic gloves and walking towards the curtain with Anthony. They are then seen standing on either sides of the curtain and Anthony helps his grandmother put her hands inside the plastic outlet after which they hug each other for a long time.

Mahindra shared the video with a caption that reads, “It didn’t take a Nobel prize winner to create this device. But to the elderly, who have been missing the embrace of their families, this invention will rank as a life-changing one... As important as the vaccine we’re all waiting for...”

The video shared on Twitter garnered more than 353,000 views with 38,700 likes and was retweeted more than7,600 times. Users commenting on the video praised the innovative curtain and posted about how a hug from a loved one can be a stressbuster.

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