More than 70 years after they last saw each other during WWII, these long-lost lovers had an emotional reunion on Feb. 10.
Norwood Thomas and Joyce Morris first met in London in 1944, just before D-Day. They had a brief romance before Thomas shipped off to Normandy, but they never forgot each other.
After the war, Thomas went back to the U.S., and Morris stayed in the U.K. They stayed in touch at first, writing letters across the Atlantic.
Their paths, which had diverged so far apart, crossed again in October 2015, when Morris asked her son if he could try looking Thomas up on his computer.
Then an article about their rekindled romance went viral, which led to a GoFundMe campaign that raised more than $7,000 to help pay for a hotel, rental car, and travel expenses.
Their long-awaited reunion was nothing short of magical.
Their time together isn't without a bittersweet tinge. As Morris contemplated the life she would've had with Thomas, she said, "I would have had a totally different life…and probably a much happier one."