Jeremy Cohen, a photographer living in Brooklyn, felt the need for some social interaction after staying at home for one week. A woman in a neighboring apartment caught his attention while he was trying to work on his photography project of documenting people hanging out on their rooftops.
Cohen couldn't wait to strike up a conversation with his newfound friend after she returned his wave. Respecting the seriousness of adhering to the social distancing rules, Cohen decided his drone would be the perfect messenger to help him deliver his phone number to the woman on the roof across his home; he later learned his special neighbor was Tori Cignarella.
Fortunately for Cohen, Cignarella texted him after receiving his number, and a cute romance blossomed. The pair didn’t stop at just texting each other; Cohen went ahead to ask Cignarella out for dinner.
Despite the distance, Cignarella approved of Cohen’s creativity. The cute couple chatted together on FaceTime while enjoying their dinner together, virtually.
The pair’s special date even attracted the on-duty police officers’ attention. The cops had recognized Cohen after his story was broadcast on television and wanted to take a photo with the couple.
Given the severity of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus, Cohen did not take any chances to risk his and Cignarella's health while still trying his utmost to make his budding relationship work.
Since the start of Cohen’s dating journey, thousands of people have been following his social media to see what his next move will be.
Cohen credited his positive attitude toward life to his mom, Eva Grayzal, a motivational speaker and stage 4 cancer survivor.
However, despite being thrown in the limelight, Cohen didn’t feel uncomfortable about it. “It makes me feel good to know people are rooting for me, but more importantly, it gives something for people to believe in during these strange and dark times,” he said.