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WATCH: 90-year-old woman reunites with husband after beating COVID-19

/ 07:08 PM June 15, 2020
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Joyce (L) and Don Hoffman. Image: Facebook/Hooverwood Living

A 90-year-old woman reunited with her husband of 67 years after she finally recovered from COVID-19 in Indiana, United States.

Joyce Hoffman tested positive for the coronavirus on May 1, as per Fox-affiliate WXIN last Friday, June 12. Following her diagnosis, she spent five weeks in an elderly care facility for treatment.

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After her struggle with the disease, Joyce was released from the COVID-19 unit and allowed to see her husband Don on June 11. Hooverwoord Living, the facility that treated Joyce, posted a clip of their reunion on Facebook.

“After a month spent apart due to COVID-19, our sweet couple, Joyce [and] Don had an emotional reunion as Joyce ‘graduated’ from our [COVID-19] unit today,” the center said. “We love their love!”

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After a month spent apart due to COVID-19, our sweet couple, Joyce & Don had an emotional reunion as Joyce “graduated” from our COVID unit today. We love their love! 💕

Posted by Hooverwood Living on Thursday, June 11, 2020

The staff gave Don a bouquet of flowers to hold before an employee turned him around in his wheelchair to see his wife. The couple could not help but turn emotional at the sight of each other and quickly shared an embrace while wearing face masks.

“I have to cry from happiness. I have to cry!” Don said. “You look so wonderful! You look so beautiful!”

“How can you be so cute?” Joyce replied.

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The center also showed a photo of the couple beside each other while holding up a sign that said: “COVID-19 can’t stop our love.”

According to the report, Joyce’s stay in the COVID-19 unit was the first time they were ever apart from each other, which was “extremely hard” for them.

Meanwhile, an employee stated there was no “dry eye in the building” during the sweet reunion, and that it was a “special moment” they will remember forever. Ryan Arcadio/JB

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