A 94-year-old New York couple looks forward to a bright and happy married future once they receive their coronavirus vaccinations.
While the coronavirus kept most people apart, Joy Morrow-Nulton and John Shults became inseparable and their relationship flourished during the pandemic.
“I am looking forward to marrying my wonderful wife,” Shults told Spectrum News. “She is wonderful, cute, smart.”
Now that each of them received their vaccinations, they are eager to plan their wedding.
New York State Sen. Michelle Hinchey (D-Saugerties) presented them with a certificate honoring their trip.
Their families are also excited.
“We were just saying I’d like to remember that,” said Emily Loughran, Shults’ granddaughter. “It was emotional because we have been very careful with them and how important it is to receive the vaccine, and you also know what it means for everyone around you.”
The soon-to-be-married couple is also eager to enter life with a little less weight on their shoulders.
“Being able to not be so scared wherever we go, although we will be careful,” Morrow-Nulton said.
The New York State Department of Health reported that 13.9 percent of the New York State population received at least one dose of the vaccine.