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Gravesend dad Thomas Ewing creates 'cuddle curtain' so children can hug grandparents safety during coronavirus pandemic

A creative dad has fashioned a 'cuddle curtain' so his children could hug their grandparents during lockdown.

Dad-of-three Thomas Ewing, 35, from Gravesend attached sleeves to a shower curtain in the garden of his family home.

Amber Ewing, 12, gets to hug her grandma after the barrier, made of a shower curtain, was put up in the garden. Picture: SWNS
Amber Ewing, 12, gets to hug her grandma after the barrier, made of a shower curtain, was put up in the garden. Picture: SWNS
Nan Vicky hugging grandson Alex safely thanks to the cuddle curtain made by Vicky's son Thomas Ewing. Picture: SWNS
Nan Vicky hugging grandson Alex safely thanks to the cuddle curtain made by Vicky's son Thomas Ewing. Picture: SWNS

His vision was so his children Amber, 12, seven-year-old Alex and Hudson, one, could safely hug their grandparents as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Site engineer Thomas surprised his mum Vicky Ewing, 64, and step dad Jim Peck, 78, with his creation later that day.

Thomas said: "I did this because my mum was really missing the kids.

"They have visited us during lockdown by standing out by the front garden but you can't beat a cuddle with your nan.

"My mum had been desperate to visit us again so I set it up ready for when they arrived, they didn't have a clue that I was doing it.

Granddad Jim hugging grandson Alex share a long-overdue embrace safely. Picture: SWNS
Granddad Jim hugging grandson Alex share a long-overdue embrace safely. Picture: SWNS
Dad Thomas Ewing with his family. Form left son Alex, mum Susan, daughter Amber and little son Hudson before lockdown. Picture: SWNS
Dad Thomas Ewing with his family. Form left son Alex, mum Susan, daughter Amber and little son Hudson before lockdown. Picture: SWNS

"It was a little bit strange but overall a huge success, mum was very emotional and the kids loved it."

The KM Group is organising a campaign where grandparents can send messages to their children through our newspapers with a photo to tell them how much they miss them.

For full details about how to contact your local newspaper team and share your message, click here.

For the latest coronavirus news and advice, click here.

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