A heartwarming video captures the sweet moment when an elderly couple reunited after eight months apart.
Mary Davis, 89, last saw Gordon, her husband of 68, when he was moved to a care home last year and was unable to visit him due to lockdown restrictions.
In February, Mary moved to another care home, Baily House Care Home in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, and spent her days missing him.
But the couple were reunited on Monday when Gordon was transferred to Baily House Care Home to live with his wife.
An emotional video captured by the staff shows Mary and Gordon hugging and saying “I love you” as they meet in the nursing home.
Mary Davis, who lives in a care home in Nottingham, was divorced from her husband Gordon, 89, (both in the photo) after being placed in a separate care facility
A heartwarming video captures the sweet moment when Mary Davis, 89, reunited with her 68-year-old husband Gordon, 89, (photo reunion) after eight months apart
The couple leaves their walking aids and rejoices with a loving hug and kiss as Mary weeps with happiness at the reunion of her husband.
Gordon was placed in a care home, which was the last time the couple saw each other, while Mary stayed at home.
Mary first visited Baily House in December to get some rest and help before moving more permanently into the care home in February, where Gordon has now joined her.
Mary said she “cried buckets” when he had to move into care and that she couldn’t see him, admitting it was “great” to be reunited with Gordon again.
She continued: ‘It was great! It’s so nice to see him again. When he had to move, I cried for buckets, but now we can be together.
“I’m glad he’s home, he doesn’t have to look for me anymore.”
Baily House Care Home shared the poignant reunion on Facebook, writing, ‘Our dear Maria had a real surprise today.
Her beloved husband Gordon moved in with her at Baily House.
‘After not seeing each other for several months, it was certainly a very emotional reunion. Mary can now join Gordon as he isolates himself in his new room. ‘
An adorable video (left and right) taken by the care home staff on Monday saw the married couple reunite after Gordon successfully moved into Mary’s care home
Mary, a resident of the Baily House Care Home (above) in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, said she ‘cried buckets’ when he had to move into care and she couldn’t see him
Hordes of social media users admitted they were left in ‘flood of tears’ after seeing the moving reunion and gushed that their hearts had ‘melted’
Hordes of social media users were left in ‘flood of tears’ after seeing the moving reunion, while others gushed that their hearts had ‘melted’.
Karen Rankine wrote, “Omg, I’m in tears, what a wonderful moment for both of them.
“I hope they have many more precious times together.”
As Suzie Marie McKenzie said, ‘Oh my god, my heart just melted! What a wonderful moment for both.
“I can’t imagine how difficult it must have been for them to be apart.”
Amanda Starr commented, “So lovely and it certainly brought me to tears.
“So happy for this lovely couple and what lovely carers, especially the young lady who made sure they were safe and stable on their feet.”
And Anthony Horn wrote, “This is beautiful. Watch her get off her walking support.
It really didn’t matter that she found the strength to get to her husband.
“Love that, true love is so admirable.”