There aren’t many things in life as heartwarming as the reunification of two lovers.
As this story shows, sometimes it can be a painfully long time for two lovers who were forced to be apart by circumstance to embrace each other once again.
Kara Troy (K.T) Robbins, a 97-year-old American veteran who fell in love with a French girl named Jeannine Ganaye (now 92) all the way back in the 1940s, during the days of World War II, has now finally had the chance to reunite with his former love after an astonishing 75 years apart.
K.T. first met Jeannine as a serviceman while stationed in Briey, in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in north-eastern France during the war. He was looking for someone to wash his clothes, and Jeannine’s mother offered her help. It was then the pair fell in love, but two months after their meeting, K.T. was called to the Eastern Front for battle.
Even though K.T. and Jeannine both got married after the end of the war, they never forgot about each other, and K.T. swore to one day find her again.
With the help of a French TV crew who covered the historic 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the couple reunited in France during the event. Thanks to an old photo of Jeannine K.T. was carrying with himself, the journalists managed to track and find her at a retirement home in Montigny-lès-Metz, Moselle, about 27 miles from where the couple first met.
The two widowers seemed to be just as excited with each other as they had been in their younger years, embracing and tenderly kissing.
“I told her maybe I’ll come back and take you, but it did not happen like that.”, Robbins said to the crew.
“When he left in the truck, I cried, of course, I was very sad. I wish after the war he hadn’t returned to America.”, Jeannine added.
You can witness K.T. and Jeannine’s beautiful reunion below:
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