They met just weeks before he was to parachute into Normandy on D-Day. His name was Norwood Thomas, an American, her name was Joyce Morris, a young lady from Britain.
As Thomas was out on a walk one day with a friend along the River Thames, they noticed a couple pretty girls renting row boats. They quickly ran over and asked if they’d like to rent two instead, “so they all could get exercise.”
It was during rowing around the Thames that a romance formed. For weeks the two met up constantly – for walks, movies, picnics, or just to be with each other.
But when it was time for Thomas to head to his mission, they never spoke again. Thomas tried to reach back out with a letter to the address of the British young lady he knew by heart.
Here is a picture of the young love birds:
In it, he asked her to move to America and be his wife. Sadly, there was a miscommunication, and Morris was under the impression he was already married and wanted to run away with her.
The two got married to other people, clearly still hung up on each other, and raised families. Thomas thought Morris had died in a plane crash in the UK back in the 90’s until one day he heard his cell phone ring while in the Home Depot….Morris had found him!
Below is a short clip of their over hour long Skype call. The word beautiful doesn’t begin to describe this moment.
Do you think these two will ever meet in person? Share your thoughts in the comments below!