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WW II veteran meets wartime girl friend after 70 years

You May Call Them The Most Fortunate Couple Who Ever Lived Or The One One Who Were Made In Heaven For Each Other, But They Have Now Met In Person After 70 Years.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 11 Feb 2016, 05:48:39 PM

New Delhi :

You may call them the most fortunate couple who ever lived or the one one who were made in heaven for each other, but they have now met in person after 70 years.

Yes! It was a heart-warming moment when 93-year-old Norwood Thomas embraced his long-lost love, 89-year-old Joyce Durrant, as they finally saw each other after almost seven decades.

Their love story is full of twists and turns and is no lesser than some romantic movie. The couple had fallen in love with each other when Norwood was serving in London, during the second World War, but due to unfavourable circumstances got separated later.

Their love story began in 1944 when 21-year-old Norwood met 17-year-old Englishwoman, Joyce Durrant, and the duo fell head over heels in love with each other. They were together till the war separated them and kept in touch through letters.

Though Norwood wanted to marry love of his life but things didn’t work out the way they had thought and both moved on in their lives.

And it was after 70 years, in late 2015 that the duo got reconnected on Internet when Joyce asked her son to search for him online. The duo first spoke over Skype! Norwood, a US resident, wanted to meet Joyce, who lives in New Zealand. But he didn't have enough money to arrange for the travel.

People showered their love and support when they got to know of their love story on Internet. An online fund was created for Norwood so that he could meet his love after 70 years.

After meeting Joyce, Thomas said, “It’s one of the most wonderful thing that could’ve happened.” Clearly excited to have gotten back together, the duo is going to spend Valentine's Day together!

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First Published : 11 Feb 2016, 05:46:00 PM