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Saddest Photo Couple Are Reunited At Last

A love like this one, that spans an incredible 62 years, deserves a happy ending. After months of waiting, Wolfram Gottschalk 83, and his wife Anita, 81 have finally been reunited.

For nine months, Wolfram and his wife, Anita, had been living in separate seniors' care facilities in different ends of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.

Their family struggled to reunite the two as often as possible, while being stalled by local health authorities. You might remember that we introduced you to their heartbreaking story last month.

On August 26, their granddaughter, Ashley Bartyik couldn't bare to see her grandparents' tears each time their meetings came to an end. She took to social media with this picture and the story of their plight.

Messages of support flooded in from across the country and around the world. The couple were separated when Wolfram was hospitalized and then moved to a transitional residential care facility. In July, Anita moved into an assisted living facility.

Wolfram suffers from dementia and lymphoma. Due to his need for a higher level of care, it was difficult to find a place where the two could live together.

Until this week, when the couple was finally reunited for good at the seniors' care home where Anita currently is living.

Ashley and the rest of the Gottschalk family have released a second photo, but this time it is one that will warm your heart:

The family has also released a statement giving thanks to the local health authority, Fraser Health, and everyone from around the world, for the support and assistance.

"Thursday, our family joyfully witnessed the reunification of Wolfram and Anita Gottschalk," the statement said. "The reunion saw tears of joy for all involved. They can now be under the same roof for their remaining years."

Watch the video of their wonderful reunion below - don't forget to Like & Share!


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