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WATCH: This story of a couple reunited after living 10,000 miles apart will make you cry

'I was so worried I’d give it away!'

WATCH: This story of a couple reunited after living 10,000 miles apart will make you cry
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Lisa and Hayley on their wedding day

This is simply too emotional for words.

Same-sex couple Lisa Harris and Hayley Angell married in the UK two years ago. However, due to a family tragedy, they’ve been living in separate countries for much of this year.

But now they’ve now been reunited in the best way with the help of an airline.

The reunion follows Hayley [above right] moving back to her native Australia after discovering her father’s cancer had returned and he was terminally ill. Following his death, she remained in Australia to care for her poorly mother. Lisa remained in the UK. The pair were separated on Valentine’s Day.

However, after Lisa shared her story with British Airways, the company arranged for Lisa and her mother to fly to Heathrow Airport so Lisa and Hayley could be reunited.

In this super cute video, the whole story is caught on camera. There won’t be a dry eye in the house!

‘It was like a dream’

Speaking to Gay Star News, Hayley hinted there’s a chance the couple could be reunited in Australia in the future.

‘It has been an absolute whirlwind in the best possible way since the video was released by British Airways,’ she told us.

‘We’re both so grateful for all the positive comments we’ve received. It’s been heart-warming to see how engaged everyone has been with our story! We can’t wait to see each other again whether that will be in Australia or the UK.’

‘I couldn’t believe it when they said they’d help us’

In a statement Lisa added: ‘I got in touch with British Airways more out of hope than expectation. I couldn’t believe it when they said they’d help us. The fact we could surprise Hayley and that Deb could come too, knowing she’d be comfortable and looked after on the flight, made it all the more special.

‘Hayley must have wondered what was wrong with me in the run-up to them arriving as I was constantly rushing off our frequent FaceTime calls. I was so worried I’d give it away!

She furthermore continued: ‘I barely slept a wink the night before they arrived. Hettie and I were at the airport bright and early waiting for the flight.

‘It was so wonderful to see them both appear through arrivals. We had the most amazing time seeing friends and family, visiting Buckingham Palace, walking the gardens of Chatsworth House, touring villages with thatched roofs, savouring proper Cornish pasties and sipping champagne on the London Eye.’

Photos courtesy of Lisa, Hayley and British Airways


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