At 94 years-old he has learned how to Facetime so he can stay connected with his whānau. It means Grandad George can now sit at his kitchen table and have a yarn with his sons in Canada and Australia.
"He's just here with me at the end of the table. We had a great old chatter."
And as Grandad George says, if he can learn, anyone can!
Go Grandad George!
Remember distance need not mean distant right now. There are heaps of ways we can all connect with loved ones right now. How's your digital connecting going? What's your fav? Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, Facetime, Insta, Facebook, Snapchat? Or are you more old school... phone calls, texting,chalk drawing or shouting over the fence?
Maybe you could 'do a George' and discover a new favourite?
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