COVID-19: Bolton couple reunited after 12 months apart due to pandemic | UK News

A couple of their 80s who’ve been married for 60 years have had an emotional reunion after being stored apart for nearly a yr by the coronavirus pandemic.

Stanley and Mavis Harbour, from Bolton, final frolicked collectively on 20 February 2020.

Since then, Mavis, 81, and 83-year-old Stanley, have been stored apart by (*12*)COVID-19 associated visiting restrictions at his care dwelling.

Mavis and Stanley Harbour have been separated since last February
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Mavis and Stanley Harbour have been separated since final February

He had moved to the Lever Edge Care Residence in September 2019 due to a deterioration in his dementia, the Manchester Night News stated.

The pair, who’ve been inseparable since falling in love at first sight within the late Fifties, have been reunited on the dwelling after Mavis joined her husband there due to her personal well being points.

After she accomplished a 14-day isolation interval, employees on the dwelling filmed the couple’s emotional reunion, saying it left “not a dry eye within the room”.

Because the octogenarians sipped prosecco, Stanley, who gave his spouse a bouquet of flowers, stated: “I could not imagine it once I noticed Mavis. It was like a dream.”

Mavis added: “I used to be very happy to see Stanley. I’ve missed him a lot that I obtained overwhelmed and simply cried.

“I am so joyful. I by no means need to be away from him once more. I really feel misplaced with out him.”

They kissed and hugged earlier than being handled to a romantic candle-lit meal within the care dwelling’s bar, that includes three programs, flutes of glowing wine and a field of goodies.

The couple have two sons, Peter and Neil, in addition to three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

So, how have they stayed married for thus lengthy? Mavis places their success down to loads of give and take.

She stated: “We have had an excellent marriage. They key to a very good marriage is compromise. All the time speak issues via.”

Lisa Martin, the house’s supervisor, advised the paper: “We have been so happy to reunite Stanley and Mavis.

“There wasn’t a dry eye within the room when she was lastly in a position to see her beloved Stanley once more.”