Couple Separated by COVID-19 Says Final Goodbye in Person After 30 Years in Love

July 20, 2020

A couple married for 30 years had to say one last heartbreaking goodbye to each other. Joanne Reck and her husband Sam were kept apart for four months because she was in a nursing home and visits were halted by the pandemic. Sam would visit Joanne from a balcony, earning them the nickname “Romeo and Juliet.” Three weeks ago, she contracted COVID-19, and despite being at risk, her 90-year-old husband sat at her bedside to share final moments together.

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