Montrealer builds "hugging station" in order to safely embrace parents

May 20 2020, 9:01 am

Alex Montagano has adapted to the world’s physical distancing measures by building what he calls a ‘hugging station.’

Made from a wooden frame with thick plastic, sleeves, and a pair of lab gloves, Montagano tells Daily Hive it was built to safely hug his parents.

Montagano says his parents were on vacation and returned mid-lockdown and he hadn’t been able to hug his folks in eight months.

The NDG native runs an asbestos removal business and the station was put together with equipment he had lying around.

Alex Montagano/Facebook

Alex Montagano/Facebook

Alex Montagano/Facebook

Desperate times call for desperate (and ingenious) measures.