Nebraska Family Creates 'Hugging Station' to Allow Grandparents to Safely Embrace Grandkids

A Nebraska family came up with an ingenious solution to hugless visits with grandma and grandpa by building a “hugging station” using plastic sheets and long gloves.

“So Matt’s dad has cancer and ever since Covid hit there has been very limited family contact,” wrote Jen Janovec Myers on Facebook. “After a visit about a week ago and a very sad moment when they couldn’t hug the boys when they left, we decided to build a hugging station so they could hug Granny and Popo again!”

Videos posted by Myers on November 2 show the station in action. The family laughed as Granny got her hugs, and Popo said, “Don’t forget about me!” Credit: Jen Janovec Myers via Storyful