WWII Veteran Reunites With Long-Lost Love After 70 Years Apart

After a 10,000-mile long flight from Virginia to Australia, a World War II U.S. army veteran finally reunited with his wartime girlfriend last week after recently reconnecting online. For the first time in over 70 years, Norwood Thomas, 93, came face-to-face with Joyce Durrant Morris, 88, his long-lost first love. According to ABC News, Thomas and Morris’ story began in the spring of 1944 in London. The two had dated for a few months but were separated when Thomas was forced to leave for the Battle of Normandy in France. For over seven decades, the two lived separate lives. The two were brought together again last November, when Morris’ son found contact information for Thomas’ son online. Thomas’ trip was made possible by hundreds of people who made donations online after reading his story and by Air New Zealand, which made arrangements to fly Thomas and his son first class, free of charge.