7-year-old finds creative way to connect with his grandma during the stay at home order

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A local boy is finding some creative ways to connect with love ones during the stay at home order. 

WGMB’s/WVLA’s Kennedi Walker spoke with his family who says they are happy some good is coming out of this tough situation.

Meet 7-year-old Jack Sentell. Sentell can’t visit with his great grandma so he’s getting creative.
“When this is over with I’m going to give Mimi a really big hug,” Sentell said. 

Since the coronavirus outbreak, his Mimi has to stay home which means no hugs or kisses, something neither of them are used to.  

“We can’t hug her but at least we can make her smile,” Sentell said.

The 91-year-old says it was a sweet surprise.

“I had no idea that this is why they came, I was just happy with the company,” Theresa Beaugh said.  “It was such a wonderful surprise and I love it.”

Now her driveway is filled with flowers, rainbows and ‘I love you’s.’ Jack’s uncle says the sweet gesture is exactly what the world needs during this tough time.

“Sometimes we forget how much the little things can make a difference, and this certainly made a difference in his great grandmother’s day,” Richard Beaugh said. 

As Jack and his Mimi continue to practice social distancing, they say they can’t wait until they’re able to hug again. Until then, he’s going to keep making her smile one drawing at a time.

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