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Two Wartime Lovebirds Were Reunited After 71 Years Apart

Sunday Feb 14, 2016 8:09 AM

Photo: Associated Press

Peaches and Herb’s “Reunited” should be the theme song for two separated World War II couple who were reunited after 71 years.

Fox News reports that when Joyce Morris was just 17 years old she met 21-year-old US paratrooper Norwood Thomas for the first time in London.

Their meeting happened just after D-Day. The lovebirds were separated after the war when Thomas went back to the US.

According to the Associated Press, the two continued to write letters to each other until Morris misunderstood Thomas’ proposal and thought that he had found someone else to marry. The couple eventually built a new life and married other people.

It wasn’t until last year that Morris asked one of her sons to look for Thomas. Thanks to the power of the Internet, the two eventually reconnected through Skype.

And with the help of generous people who have heard their story, Thomas was able to afford a trip to Australia to spend Valentine’s Day next to his wartime girlfriend.

“It’s been 71 years in the making and it’s been a long trip… three days… so we’re hoping everything works out really nice and we’re really looking forward to it,” Thomas told The Advertiser.

Explaining how he felt about the reunion, Thomas said that it was “about the most wonderful thing that could have happened to me.”

Oh, love. Sing it with me now: Reunited and it feels so good.

This article is brought to you by our partners at RYOT. Click here to view the original article on RYOT.org



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