Plastic 'hug curtain' in Argentine retirement home

Argentina's 'hug curtain'

Location: Tandil, Argentina

A nursing home has installed a plastic curtain

on one of its doors

giving residents a chance to hug

their visiting relatives after months apart

The acrylic sleeves ensure safe contact

while families share affection

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) REPORTER SHOWING PLASTIC GLOVES AND SAYING "Look at Maria Elena's joy as she waits for her grandchildren to come." AND MARIA ELENA SAYING (Spanish) "My granddaughter was here yesterday."

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) REPORTING ASKING "Are you happy about this?" AND MARIA ELENA SAYING (Spanish) "Yes, we really are."

Video Transcript

- [SPEAKING SPANISH]

INTERPRETER: Look at Maria Elena's joy as she waits for her grandchildren to come.

My granddaughter was here yesterday.

Are you happy about this?

Yes, we really are.