Adorable moment ecstatic pensioner, 92, meets her great grandchild for the first time from the upstairs window of her home after being stuck inside on lockdown for seven weeks

  • Joan Cartwright, 92, was delighted after her grandson Will brought Holly over
  • She flung her arms out through the open window of her flat in Horsforth, Leeds
  • The couple said the surprise visit was an ’emotional moment’ for the family 

This is the adorable moment an ecstatic pensioner meets her great grandchild for the first time from the upstairs window of her house after seven weeks of being stuck inside.

Joan Cartwright, 92, was delighted after her grandson, Will and his wife, Jen, came round to introduce her to her sixth great-grandchild Holly.

She flung her arms out through the open window of her flat in Horsforth, Leeds as Will, 36, stood in the garden below and held up his baby so Joan could see her.

The couple said the surprise visit was an ’emotional moment’ as she shouted down: ‘I hope I can hold her one day.’ 

Joan Cartwright, 92, flung her arms out through the open window of her flat in Horsforth, Leeds as Will, 36, stood in the garden below and held up his baby Holly so Joan could see her

Joan lost her husband Ron a few years ago and has not left her flat for almost seven weeks to protect herself from catching the virus.  

Will, a chartered town planner, told The Mirror: ‘We don’t know how old Holly will be before she can properly meet our parents and grandparents.

‘My Nanna doesn’t have a smartphone or computer or anything. She doesn’t have Wifi so it’s quite difficult. She was delighted when we rang her and said we were outside. 

‘She doesn’t have her own garden. She’s stuck inside and she isn’t seeing anyone, except for things being dropped off.’

Joan was delighted after her grandson, Will and his wife, Jen, came round to introduce Joan to her sixth great-grandchild Holly

Holly was born at Airedale General Hospital on March 13 – just 10 days before the lockdown began. 

Holly is Will’s second child with Jen, 34, an HR business partner at a university. They also have two-year-old Noah. 

Jen said it was very emotional, adding that it was hard for Joan as she is so used to having the grandchildren around for tea.    

Jen and Will Cartwright with their children Noah and newborn Holly who they showed to Will’s to Gran Joan Cartwright

The couple had sent her some pictures in the post of baby Holly, which she put on the mantelpiece. 

Joan’s daughter, Judith Waterworth, lives nearby and has been doing regular food deliveries for her mother as well as talking to her through the window. 

Joan has been keeping busy doing crosswords and competitions, watching films and trying not to watch the news too much.

She added: ‘I’m missing everyone lots and can’t wait to get all the family together once this is all over.’

Source: Read Full Article