WWII Sweethearts Share a Squeeze—70 Years Later

Norwood Thomas, Joyce Morris will spend two weeks together in Australia
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2016 7:42 AM CST
WWII Sweethearts Share a Squeeze—70 Years Later
Norwood Thomas, 93, reunites with his wartime girlfriend, Joyce Morris, in Adelaide, Australia.   (Air New Zealand via AP)

It was the hug he'd been waiting 70 years for. World War II vet Norwood Thomas, 93, greeted his wartime sweetheart Joyce Morris, 88, in person on Wednesday for the first time since their brief love affair in London in 1944, per NBC News. "This is about the most wonderful thing that could have happened," Thomas said after flying 10,000 miles from Virginia to Adelaide, Australia, where he'll spend the next two weeks. "We are going to have a wonderful fortnight together," Morris added, telling reporters she still remembers when the couple "snogged" decades ago "when it was dark and nobody could see us." On Wednesday, reports ABC News, they shared a kiss on the cheek; they plan to spend Valentine's Day together as well. (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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