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In this Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 photo provided by Ashley Bartyik, her grandparents Wolfram and Anita Gottschalk of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, cry as they say goodbye near the end of a visit with each other in Wolfram's elderly care home in Surrey. The couple, who are in their 80s, were separated into two different care homes a half an hour apart after 62 years of marriage because no beds were available together. (Ashley Bartyik via AP)

The elderly couple who made us all cry was finally reunited


After months of tearful goodbyes and living 40 minutes apart, an elderly Canadian couple was finally moved to the same health care facility in Surrey, British Columbia, according to CNN.

Wolf and Anita Gottschalk have been married for 62 years but lived in separate facilities for nearly a year due to a backlog in the healthcare system.

The couple's granddaughter posted a heartbreaking photo of one of their tearful goodbyes on Facebook and it pulled on heartstrings around the world. 

Anita & Wolfram reunited

Now, after months of separation, their granddaughter, Ashley Bartyik, announced the couple's happy news on her Facebook page Friday. 

"Thursday our family joyfully witnessed the reunification of Wolfram and Anita Gottschalk. Wolfram has finally been moved to the same facility as Anita at the residence at Morgan Heights," Bartyik's post said.

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The reunion saw tears of joy for all involved. They can now be under the same roof for their remaining years, and we couldn't be more grateful.
Ashley Bartyik

During their time apart, Bartyik pleaded with the community to help speed up the move because her grandfather suffers from dementia. 

The couple's family feared that his memory of Anita would fade faster the longer they were kept apart. 

When they were reunited on Thursday Anita held onto Wolfram's face and said, "Look at me, look at me. I love you." 

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