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Heartwarming moment 92-year-old is reunited with wife of 69 years after spending months apart in care home

Heartwarming moment 92-year-old is reunited with wife of 69 years after spending months apart in care home

All he could say between the tears was 'I missed you'

A 92-year-old was reunited with his dear wife in his care home after the couple who'd been married for 69 years had spent three months apart.

The heartwarming video shows great-grandad Malcolm Wareing in tears of happiness when he caught sight of his 89-year-old wife Edna before telling her: "I’ve missed you."

Once you've got the tissues out, you can watch the video below:

The couple shared a kiss as she reassured him everything was all right and they were back together.

The Chapel Lodge Care Home resident had asked staff to 'promise' they'd bring his wife to live with him.

They'd managed to make it happen, but kept the news of Edna moving in a secret so they could surprise Malcolm with the welcome news on Thursday (8 February).

Reunited, and it clearly feels so good.

Care home manager Kathy Crossley described the moment as 'a true love story', and explained that she'd worked on the surprise with Malcolm's family.

She said: "With all my years working in care, since I was 18, I have never ever experienced anything like it in my life. I can’t stop thinking about it.

"Me and his family set it up. It was very, very hard keeping the secret.

"It was fantastic, it was so emotional. We were just all crying - the family and me and my staff - we were sobbing, we just couldn’t believe it.

"We could just see the love and how much he had missed her and how much it meant to him. It was beautiful."

Care home staff had made the plan weeks ago to reunite the married couple, and Malcolm asked for the tune 'Here in My Heart' by Al Martino to be played for Edna on the speakers as it was the first song he'd bought for her.

They've been married for 69 years.

Footage of the heartwarming moment showed Malcolm had been wiping away his tears before suddenly turning to see his wife of 69 years being wheeled in to join him.

The 92-year-old was in tears again as the pair embraced, and he was elated to discover she'd be living with him permanently at the home.

Crossley said: "He was sat in the lounge with the staff at dinner time, and he was doing his exercises, and we just started talking about his wife.

"One of the carers asked what his favourite song was and he said, 'I still remember the very first song that I bought my wife'. We played that, and we were all crying before she even came.

"He kept saying to me, because I’m the manager, 'You will promise me, won’t you? You will try and get her in, won’t you'.

"I kept saying, 'Yeah, I promise, I really, really promise.' I said I’ll even pinky promise you. So we got our fingers together and did a little pinky promise.

"But I knew she was coming in, otherwise I wouldn’t have said that. It was very emotional."

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: UK News