10-year-old Riverside girl creates plastic curtain with arm slots to be able to hug grandparents

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Monday, May 11, 2020
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Physical contact with loved ones can be difficult during the coronavirus crisis, but that didn't stop a Riverside girl from coming up with a way to hug her grandparents.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- Physical contact with loved ones can be difficult during the coronavirus crisis, but that didn't stop a Riverside girl from coming up with a way to hug her grandparents.

Ten-year-old Paige took it upon herself to create what she calls a hug curtain. She came up with the idea after seeing a video of a blanket people were using to hug family members.

Using a shower curtain, Ziploc bags, a hot glue gun and disposable plates, Paige and her mom used some ingenuity to make her vision a reality.

"She came up with the idea, she laid it out in the family room and spent multiple hours working on it," said her mom, Lindsay Okray.

Okray, who works as a nurse in the COVID-19 unit at Riverside Community Hospital, was also excited to take part since she has had to stay physically distanced from loved ones as a precaution.

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