Joseph and Eve Loreth have been married for 60 years but were separated from each other for 215 days due to COVID-19.
A video showing the husband and wife reuniting at the assisted living facility where they are both residents is warming the hearts of thousands around the world.
Married for 60 years
Rosecastle at Delaney Creek, an assisted living home facility in Brandon shared the video where Joseph and Eve Loreth were shown reuniting after being separated for over 200 days. “We got to witness these two resident love birds see and hug each other for the first time since the pandemic,” the Facebook post from Thursday reads. “Get your tissues out!”
To curb the spread of coronavirus, nursing and assisted living homes restricted their in-person visitations and this loving couple were able to see each other only through window visits, the assisted living home said.
Reunited after 200 days
Joseph was in rehabilitation for the past 215 days, can be seen being pushed in a wheelchair down a hallway to a common room where his wife of 60 years is waiting. Joseph first mentions he needs to get a haircut, but once he makes it through one of the doors leading to the room he starts crying.
Eve, who is a new resident at Rosecastle, looks up from her paper she was writing on and realizes she can finally hug her husband in person. “Oh my God,” she says when she sees him. “I sure did miss you,” he says in the video as his wife embraces him. “I didn’t think I’d ever get over here,” he says in between tears. “I missed you so much.” The tearful reunion of this loving couple has been viewed nearly 100,000 times on Facebook.