Peggy and Doug met at a Sioux Falls nursing home. Now at separate facilities, distance won’t stop them.

They call it ‘The Good Sam Love Story.’ Peggy Nyhaug met the love of her life Doug at Good Samaritan Society – Sioux Falls Center. Doug moved to a nearby nursing home and the pandemic separated them for 49 weeks. They talked 3-5 times a day until the day came where they could finally be reunited in person.

"It's a moment I'll never forget to be able to tell her, I think we can we can do this and we can do it safely," said Melissa Tordoff, nursing home administrator for Good Samaritan Society – Sioux Falls Center.

"It's a different kind of love. It's just special, I guess is what I call it," Nyhaug said.

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