Norwood Thomas was a 21-year-old paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division stationed in London during World War II. There, he first laid eyes on a British girl named Joyce Morris. They quickly fell in love and planned to marry, but their lives went in separate directions after the war.
Fast forward over seven decades later, and the now 93-year-old veteran has finally been reunited with his girlfriend.
Thomas’ son was able to conduct a quick internet search to track down Morris, and an image of his father seeing his long lost girlfriend via Skype quickly went viral a few weeks back.
Thus, the media coverage and a GoFundMe campaign helped set the wheels in motion for a reunion.
Via Fox News Insider:
A U.S. World War II veteran traveled to Australia to reunite with his wartime girlfriend after more than 70 years apart.
93-year-old Norwood Thomas and 88-year-old Joyce Morris laughed as they wrapped their arms around each other after Thomas flew from Virginia to Adelaide to reconnect with his long-lost love.
“This is about the most wonderful thing that could have happened to me,” Thomas said after the touching reunion.
The two are reportedly planning to spend Valentine’s Day together.
Check out their incredible story below:
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