A 10-year-old girl from California has created a plastic “hug” curtain with arm shorts so that she could cuddle her grandparents while they are quarantined. Paige’s mom Lindsay, who works as a nurse had also self-isolated from her.

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Paige created a plastic curtain with arm shorts so that she could hug her grandparents while they are quarantined.

Hug curtain went viral

Paige spent hours trying to make and complete the design of hug curtain, which she created using shower curtains, a hot glue gun, and disposable plates. She said that she got this idea after seeing a video of someone making a blanket to hug their families. The story inspired her and she spent multiple hours in the family room to make this for her grandparents.

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In these difficult times, we need our loved ones the most to be there with us and to support us. Well, Paige at the age of 10 realized it and was trying to do the same. Paige’s hug curtain also went viral for the same reason, as people connected with the sentiment that went into making it, thus earning a lot of praise to her for making her grandparents feel loved.

After Anthony Cauvin’s video went viral and a lot of people adopted this quarantine hack so that they could hugs their loved ones, especially older people who need as much care and warmth as possible right now.

Cuddle curtains: A new way of hugging?

The first cuddle curtain was invented by Anthony Cauvin a UK resident, who was missing his grandparents very much and wanted to hug them. Even businessman and philanthropist Anand Mahindra praised Cauvin’s cuddle curtain, calling it a “life-changing invention, as important as the vaccine we are all waiting for.”

After his video went viral and a lot of people adopted this quarantine hack so that they could hugs their loved ones, especially older people who need as much care and warmth as possible right now. Hugs, handshakes, fist bumps were our way of life, but coronavirus pandemic has changed it all. However, instead of feeling defeated people are finding ways around the instructions to maintain a distance, to ensure that there is no shortage of compassion when it is needed the most.

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Shreya is an intern with SheThePeople.TV

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