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Married Couple Have Emotional Reunion After Becoming Residents At Same Care Home

Married Couple Have Emotional Reunion After Becoming Residents At Same Care Home

Devoted husband Gordon has just moved in to a care home to be with his wife Mary

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd

This is the heart-warming moment an elderly married couple reunited after husband Gordon decided to move in to the same care home as his beloved wife Mary:

We're not crying, you're crying.

Mary and Gordon hadn't been able to see each other for several months due to the coronavirus pandemic - until devoted Gordon decided he was going to become a resident at Baily House Care Home in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

Staff filmed the surprise reunion that Mary had no idea about and the video shows the moment she saw Gordon with tears in her eyes.

She gets closer to Gordon and then pushes her walking frame to one side to reach out for her husband, before asking nurses: "We can't touch each other, can we?"

But with them both now being residents, they were able to give each other a well-deserved cuddle and Mary can be with Gordon as he isolates in his new room.

Facebook/Baily House Care Home

The care home posted the 30 second clip on Facebook alongside the caption: "Our lovely Mary has had a real surprise today... her beloved husband Gordon has come to live here at Baily House with her, after not seeing each other for several months, it was certainly a very emotional reunion.

"Mary can now join Gordon as he isolates in his new room."

At the time of writing, the video has received over 57,000 reactions with more than 23,000 comments from people wishing Gordon and Mary all the best.

One person wrote: "That brought a tear. My darling wife died in my arms after battling against cancer during the first lockdown, she was 53. I've imagined that embrace so many times since. I hope these guys have a little more time together, love is so precious."

Another added: "Oh my gosh my heart just melted! Such a wonderful moment for them both, I can't imagine how tough it must have been for them to be apart."

Facebook/Baily House Care Home

A third commented: "So, so lovely and has definitely made me teary. So happy for this dear couple and what lovely carers, especially the young lady making sure they were safe & steady on their feet."

Another wrote: "This is beautiful. Look at how she left her walking support. It truly didn't matter she found the strength to get to her husband. Love that, so admirable is true love."

Baily House Care Home have used the video as an opportunity to kindly ask for donations for their residents and have posted a link to their Amazon Wishlist which can be found here.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Baily House Care Home

Topics: Viral, UK News