0426 GMT September 20, 2020
What he and his wife didn’t know was that a single photo captured by a complete stranger would turn them into Internet sensations in the age of social distancing — and for just being an adorable couple.
“She asked if she could take our picture, and we said sure. But we didn't realize it was going to be posted on the Internet,” Judy told Spectrum News.
The couple said they've been having breakfast in the parking lot since March and plan to continue their morning routine at least four days a week until the pandemic is over.
The Shapows said they are considered high risk for COVID-19 complications not only because of their age, but also because of other health issues.
“Even if the restaurant takes every precaution, the risk goes up. And I'm not willing to take that risk,” George explained.
“George has every condition the Centers for Disease Control tells you, if you have that, stay away,” Judy shared.
So, the Shapows are doing just that, but they’re staying close to each other.
They say, since their photo went viral, people stop to take pictures with them every day.