WWII Vet Sees Wife For First Time In Two Months

This is the emotional moment a World War II veteran who hasn’t seen his wife for two months because of COVID restrictions finally set eyes on her once more. Leaning out of a car window, William Daniel Brinson, 93, professed his love to wife of nearly 72 years, Gloria Brinson, 88, who was sat outside her nursing home in Macclenny, Florida. A choked-up William shouted to Gloria, known as Faye, "I love you!" as granddaughter Tabatha Brinson, 34, captured the moment on video on May 8. Before then, William, known as W.D., had not seen Faye since March 12, as that was the day Florida went into lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the nation. Every day prior, William would visit his wife at the Frank Wells Nursing Home, spending every hour from morning to night by her side. When he found out about the parade, which the nursing home had planned to help family see some of its residents, William was overjoyed, Tabatha said. As she headed around the block towards her grandmother, the 34-year-old said her heart filled with joy, knowing that Faye was OK and seeing how much she means to her grandfather. William is currently waiting for the day the home can open for visitors again, at which time he plans to be back by his wife's side every day, he said. On May 22, the couple are set to celebrate their 72nd wedding anniversary, which may be the first one they ever spent apart.
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Location: Macclenny, Florida, USA
  • Date Acquired05-11-2020
  • Date Filmed05-08-2020
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing

WWII Vet Sees Wife For First Time In Two Months

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