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Touching moment Woman with Down syndrome is reunited with mum, 99, for the first time since her lockdown

Moving moment woman with Down syndrome ‘inseparable’ from her mother, 99, is reunited for the first time since her lockdown

  • Sam Quek, 31, shared an emotional reunion between Aunt and her mother on Twitter
  • It was the first time that an ‘inseparable’ pair saw each other for the first time since the lockdown
  • Olympic hockey gold medalist warned followers to be ‘diligent’ amid COVID-19

Sam Quek shared the emotional moment when her aunt, who has Down syndrome, was reunited with her 99-year-old mother for the first time since her incarceration.

Olympic hockey gold medalist Sam – who participated in I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! in 2016 – 31, rose to Twitter to share the heartwarming images that captured the moment when her aunt hugged her 99-year-old mother – who was in a wheelchair.

In addition to the short clip, Sam wrote, “Please stay diligent about the #Coronavirus.

“Yesterday, my aunt Ann (with Down syndrome) was able to see her 99-year-old mother safely for the first time since her closure. They are usually inseparable. It was a wonderful moment for our family. ‘

Sam Quek, 31, took to Twitter to share the emotional moment when her aunt Ann (who has Down syndrome) was able to safely see her 99-year-old mother for the first time since she was locked.  Shown at BBC Sports Personality Awards 2017, Echo Arena, Liverpool, on December 17, 2017

Sam Quek, 31, took to Twitter to share the emotional moment when her aunt Ann (who has Down syndrome) was able to safely see her 99-year-old mother for the first time since she was locked. Shown at BBC Sports Personality Awards 2017, Echo Arena, Liverpool, on December 17, 2017

In the heartwarming clip, the mostly 'inseparable' couple can be seen sharing a warm hug in a park (pictured together)

In the heartwarming clip, the mostly 'inseparable' couple can be seen sharing a warm hug in a park (pictured together)

In the heartwarming clip, the mostly ‘inseparable’ couple can be seen sharing a warm hug in a park (pictured together)

On Twitter, the Olympic hockey gold medalist warned: 'Stay diligent about the corona virus' (photo)

On Twitter, the Olympic hockey gold medalist warned: 'Stay diligent about the corona virus' (photo)

On Twitter, the Olympic hockey gold medalist warned: ‘Stay diligent about the corona virus’ (photo)

Sam, who has an MBE and has ten years of experience representing England, continued, “It was so hard to explain to Ann why she couldn’t see her mother and just as hard to see my Nanna’s heart break with concerns about how Ann did it.

Thank you to everyone who continues to act in the wider public interest! AND THANKS TO @mencap_charity YOU ARE AMAZING! ‘

And it wasn’t long before Sam’s followers took to the comment section to praise her for sharing the sweet clip.

“Thank you for retweeting this. As a key figure, my daily life hasn’t been affected that much and moments like this remind me how happy I’ve been. A great moment, ‘wrote one, while a second said:

Sam's followers took to the comment section to praise her for sharing the sweet clip.  Pictured, Sam's aunt and her aunt's mother in the video

Sam's followers took to the comment section to praise her for sharing the sweet clip.  Pictured, Sam's aunt and her aunt's mother in the video

Sam’s followers took to the comment section to praise her for sharing the sweet clip. Pictured, Sam’s aunt and her aunt’s mother in the video

One person wrote on social media: 'What a special moment.  You can see the mother's love for her daughter '(photo)

One person wrote on social media: 'What a special moment.  You can see the mother's love for her daughter '(photo)

One person wrote on social media: ‘What a special moment. You can see the mother’s love for her daughter ‘(photo)

“Pictures can say a million words, your Aunt Ann and her mother say it … love is forever … you Sam are blessed with such a nice lady as aunt …”

A third added, “What a special moment, you can see the mother’s love for her daughter.”

A fourth wrote: “A great moment … Thanks for sharing this Sam, it’s nice to see some happiness in these dark times. Smiling face with heart-shaped eyes’, while another said:

“This brings a tear to my eye, and it’s great to see them reunite.”

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