Only in Print: Pandemic Brings Changes to Mom’s Special Day

Mike Long, pictured with his wife Eileen in Breezy Point, said his children don’t want to come into the house for fear of infecting him or his wife. (Photo: Courtesy of Frank Long)

BENSONHURST — Coronavirus made Mother’s Day 2020 unlike any other.

Instead of spending the day watching Mom open her presents and taking her to her favorite restaurant, many people had to keep their distance; conducting drive-bys, blowing kisses to their mothers from their cars, and sending greetings via Facetime or Zoom.

Moms felt the difference.

“I’m longing for a hug!” said Bensonhurst resident Lorraine Mazzola. “We Zoomed this year,” said Mazzola, the mother of four and grandmother of eight. “Thank God for technology. Can you imagine going through all this without a computer? At least with Zoom, we can see each other”…

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