‘Smile for me:’ Erwin reverend talks to wife through window twice a day at assisted living facility

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ERWIN, Tenn. (WJHL) – It is a love that knows no boundaries.

Reverend Tallmadge Brown is a beloved visitor at Governor’s Bend Retirement and Assisted Living.

Reverend Brown makes the trip twice a day to visit his beloved wife Velma, but since the coronavirus outbreak, his visits look a lot different.

“Preacher Brown, he’s famous, he’s famous and all aren’t you,” Governor’s Bend Executive Director Colleen Cox said.

Reverend Brown is a frequent visitor to his wife, Velma, but since the COVID-19 outbreak has limited visits to long-term care facilities, the visits have looked different.

Reverend Brown now sits outside of Velma’s window so he can still be close and visit, even if he’s not allowed inside of the facility.

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