Being cynical about love is easy and not to mention overrated. In the face of a story like this one, a love story for the ages, you'd be hard pressed to keep your cold, icy heart unmoved. Here's the story of how a World War II veteran is reuniting with the love of his life after being 70 years apart.
As Mashable reports, 93-year-old Norwood Thomas was a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division. He dated and fell in love with Joyce Morris, a woman from England, but the two parted ways after the war with Thomas returning to the U.S. The two would go on to build their own lives, marry, and have kids, as The Virginia-Pilot reports, but the couple has reconnected once again after all this time.
Shaken by a news report of a London plane crash in the 1990s where Thomas thought one of the victims was Morris he reached out to a reporter from The Virginia-Pilot and managed to find her. The Virginia-Pilot has been following their story ever since then. In November Thomas and Morris started contacting each other on video having dates, like the one above. In it Morris talks about how she has a framed picture of Thomas (his Army portrait that her son printed for her) that she says "Good morning" to every morning. "And then I say, 'What mischief have you been up to?'" Morris says in the video.
The couple's story has captivated many with a GoFundMe campaign raising $7,000 for Thomas to travel to see Morris, now living in Adelaide, Australia. In fact, Air New Zealand volunteered to fly him first class for free.
The couple is planning on meeting for Valentine's Day. "I'm numb," Thomas told The Virginian-Pilot. "I have no idea what my emotions are going to be once we meet face to face."