The following is an excerpt from the People Magazine article titled Tim Shriver, Daughter Kathleen Say Social Distancing Is 'Improving' Their Bond as They Unite for Special Olympics.
Tim Shriver and his 26-year-old daughter Kathleen never expected that at this age, they’d be eating dinner together every night for three months and working side by side for 12 hours a day.
But due to the coronavirus pandemic, that’s exactly how they’ve been spending their time. While it’s helped them grow closer, it’s also helped them develop a vision to bring the Special Olympics—founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Tim’s mother and John F. Kennedy sister—into modern times.
“[Kathleen] saw a pathetic older man, unable to understand the changes in the culture,” Tim, 60, jokes to PEOPLE about his daughter’s input on his social media skills. “She’d call me and say, ‘Have you posted this? Have you done that?’ …. She’s taught me a heck of a lot about how to trust the power of connection.”