WATCH an Iowa Mom & Daughter Hug After a Year Apart
If you could use a sweet moment today, I can help you with that. There's new video showing a Council Bluffs mom reuniting with her daughter after not seeing her for a year.
I saw this story shared by KMTV 3 News Now. It's about Ruth Lauck who lives in a senior living center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Her daughter Pam lives in Arizona. Due to COVID restrictions, they hadn't seen each other for over a year. That separation ended a few days ago on Mother's Day.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, this video should be worth a million. The TV cameras captured this mother daughter reunion as it happened.
Before the pandemic began, Time did a study on the isolation of the elderly and how it has become a national problem over the years. According to their numbers, one in three older Americans says they are lonely. After the COVID crisis began, Vox shared a story about a program where volunteers can call seniors to check on them and make sure they have regular human contact and know they aren't forgotten.
In this case, there was no need for remote contact as a mother and daughter were able to share time together again in person. It's the type of story you hope you see and hear more about in the coming months as the country sees the light at the end of the tunnel from this pandemic.