Woman celebrates Mother’s Day Love Actually-style under social distancing
Yesterday was an unusual Mother’s Day as most people faced not being able to see their mum because of self-isolation.
But people have found inventive ways to tell her they loved her, while following social distancing rules.
Wanting to cheer her mum Helen Murphy up, Pamela Foulis, from Scotland, was inspired by the film Love Actually to deliver a message on a series of pieces of cardboard.
In the film, Mark arrives at Juliet’s door and not wanting to let her husband hear, he tells her he loves her using words written on a series of pieces of cardboard.
Pamela and her daughter Lily arrived at Helen’s door with a bag of treats and their own message, standing at the end of the ramp outside her door, well away from each other.
With Wet Wet Wet playing in the background, Pamela held up the first card, which read: ‘Do you have your glasses and hearing aid in? If not, do so…’
She then turned over to the next cards, which said: ‘I’ve just come to say, on a sunny bright day, thank you for being my mum.
‘We all wish we could give you a hug and a kiss, but due to the virus, we will just give that a miss.
‘Sorry we aren’t out eating, drinking and having fun, but hopefully, by next year, this will all be over and done.
‘We hope the gifts we brought you will brighten your day. We will leave them on your doorstep, then be on our way.
‘Hopefully, you and grandad are ok in isolation, for when this is over, we will have a big celebration.
‘I love you lots, and we just wanted to say, we all hope you have a lovely Mother’s Day!’
Lily said: ‘We did it for my gran because her and my grandad are stuck in the house.
‘She didn’t expect it at all – she was emotional and happy.
‘We thought it would cheer her up. We have never not seen her on a Mother’s Day, even if it did mean staying six feet apart.’