Self-isolating during the novel coronavirus outbreak has required many people to learn new technology.
Teachers, students, and business workers alike have been navigating online tools like Zoom and Google Meets on the fly. These helpful programs have introduced a whole new world of remote learning, socializing, and even family gatherings!
Last January, 90-year-old Alvin Lee of Germantown, Ohio, proposed to his girlfriend, 85-year-old Dorothy Driskell, during a date at the Cincinnati Symphony. The adorable pair met at a retreat center in 2019 and have been inseparable ever since. “They became fast friends and began driving back and forth between their cities to see each other,” explained Alvin’s granddaughter, Jennifer Whitaker.
Jennifer said they have plenty in common. Most importantly, they’re both doting grandparents who understand what it’s like to lose a spouse. Once they met, their love was inevitable!
They set a wedding date for this spring, but their plans changed when the pandemic began. They’ve been self-isolating away from their families and weren’t sure when they’d get a chance to tie the knot. But then Alvin’s relatives threw him a surprise birthday party over Zoom, and they realized they already had a solution!
“It sparked their idea to then hold a Zoom wedding,” Jennifer said. “The wedding took place at Alvin’s home on Friday. Twenty family members and friends joined the Zoom call.”
After the adorably high-tech ceremony took place, Jennifer shared a clip online and said, “It was the pastor’s first Zoom wedding!” The heartwarming video quickly went viral, and now they’re making people around the world feel the love!
Technology has so many uses, but we never expected it to help couples get married. Congratulations to Alvin and Dorothy!
Watch the beautiful ceremony in the video below, and share their love with your friends. For more stories of joy and hope, check out the Coronavirus Good News Dashboard.
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