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United flight attendant visits mom during Cleveland layover

Cathi and her mom Eleanora Earp had a sweet meeting, when most cannot see their family members.

BROOKLYN, Ohio — Most family members can't see each other during physical distancing while riding out COVID-19. For Cathi Logan, miles separate her from seeing her mother, Eleanora Earp, as she lives in Denver working as a flight attendant, and her mother lives in a Brooklyn nursing home in Ohio. So when she landed in Cleveland for a layover, Cathi knew she needed to make a pit stop.

"I was able to work a trip to Cleveland, and I had a layover. So when I spoke to the facility I asked them to bring my mom up to the window so I could see her they were so gracious. And I thank them so much for being able to do that," Logan says.

Logan's mom has only been at the nursing home a few months. In fact, Cathi says she moved her mom in just three days before the state lockdown. So to see her mom and hold up a sign saying hello, means more than maybe real words could say.

"We were trying to figure out how to navigate through that situation first of all, and then the state went into lockdown. So we were trying to figure out how to navigate through that type of situation first of all, and then we went into lockdown," Logan says. "So it was a scary time for my siblings and I. So I was so grateful to United and to still be working and to have that opportunity."

Logan says this isn't too tough on her mom, though. Eleanora is a military veteran, so she's seen it all.

Credit: Cathi Logan

"I was just trying to keep it all together and not cry, and I didn't want her to see my crying. I was trying to hold up my signs and the wind was blowing, but it worked out. The staff was so gracious."

Cathi says along her "hello" sign to her mom, she held up a sign for the healthcare workers taking care of her mom. The best part of seeing her mom, was telling her she loved her.

"I told her she looked great, i told her we're all doing good. I asked her what she had for breakfast and lunch, those kind of questions. and I told her I loved her."

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