Photo of elderly couple holding hands during Hurricane Florence nursing home evacuation warms hearts

Photo of elderly couple holding hands during Hurricane Florence nursing home evacuation warms hearts,

South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) told Yahoo Lifestyle that the touching image — which shows the couple, who cannot be identified for privacy issues, holding hands while being transported to safety — was captured by an emergency services team conducting medical evaluations in Beaufort County, S.C.‘ data-reactid=”12″>A spokesperson for South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) told Yahoo Lifestyle that the touching image — which shows the couple, who cannot be identified for privacy issues, holding hands while being transported to safety — was captured by an emergency services team conducting medical evaluations in Beaufort County, S.C.

On Wednesday the agency said that more than 1,700 people have been evacuated from coastal medical facilities.

The photo has prompted praise for the emergency workers keeping residents safe, as well as emotional messages championing the couple’s love.

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