Couple Married Over 70 Years Have Emotional Reunion After Weeks Apart

The heartwarming moment when a couple married for 71-years was reunited after spending some time apart is making people tear-up everywhere.

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The moment was captured on camera thanks to their granddaughter, who shared their incredible bond and sweet show of affection after being separated amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Couple

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David and Loretta Bowen

David and Loretta Bowen, both 90 years old, were finally reunited at their home in Jesup, Georgia, on July 15 after she spent weeks in the hospital. Their granddaughter Krista Kellum shared the adorable moment on Instagram.

So in Love

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“The reason I wanted this recorded is because my grandparents have been married for such a long time and their love is still just as strong,” Krista Kellum said. The couple have been married 71 years. “And they’re still, as you see in the video, so bonded and strong.”

Brief Separation

The pair were briefly separated when Kellum’s grandmother was told there was a mass in her colon that doctors said needed to be removed in surgery.

“They were separated for such a long time while she was in the hospital and he was just beside himself not being able to see her because of the coronavirus,” Kellum explained. “I wanted them to see that and capture that moment and have it forever just because it was such a precious moment seeing them reunited.”

Happy Reunion

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Kellum wrote in the caption on Instagram that her granddad “is a praying man” and throughout her life, he went to church every morning and spent hours praying. She also shared that on the morning of her grandmother’s surgery “the mass was totally gone.”

“They kept my grandma in the hospital for a few days, and this video is her returning home and reuniting with her husband,” she wrote. “Brb gotta go cry and thank Jesus forever.”

 

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