Susanna Reid struggled to hold back her tears on Good Morning Britain when she watched a video of a couple reuniting after the coronavirus lockdown.
The 49-year-old was visibly moved by the clip on Wednesday, which showed a lady being wheeled out of hospital after a 15-day battle with coronavirus.
The patient was still wearing a mask, as were the rest of the medical staff who had gathered to watch her see her love once again after beating the deadly illness.
Emotional: Susanna Reid struggled to hold back tears on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday as she watched a couple reuniting after a 15-day coronavirus battle
Dr Hilary Jones said: ‘It’s fabulous. It’s like the first victories in a war, isn’t it? The first little victories. Turning the tide, hopefully.’
The lady then saw her husband and rose out of her chair as they embraced once another intensely as everyone around them applauded.
Susanna’s voice broke as she said: ‘She hasn’t seen her husband in two weeks, oh my goodness.
Special moment: As the couple embraced, Susanna’s voice broke as she said: ‘She hasn’t seen her husband in two weeks, oh my goodness’
Dr Hilary Jones said: ‘It’s fabulous. It’s like the first victories in a war, isn’t it? The first little victories. Turning the tide, hopefully’
‘One of the cruelties of this disease, Dr Hilary, is that normally when your loved one is sick, you are at their bedside. You use every moment of visiting time to be with them and unfortunately with Covid, that is impossible.
Struggling to speak, she said: ‘So you do not get to see your relatives. And the emotion of that reunion is almost overwhelming.’
Susanna herself had spent some time in quarantine after her son showed possible symptoms of coronavirus and had been broadcasting from home.
Susanna said: ‘One of the cruelties of this disease is that normally when your loved one is sick, you are at their bedside. You use every moment of visiting time to be with them and unfortunately with Covid, that is impossible’
She is now back in the studio and working alongside her co-host Piers Morgan, 55.
On Monday, Susanna and Piers paid tribute to co-host Kate Garraway’s Husband Derek Draper.
Their co-host Kate is reportedly ‘sick with worry’ as Derek battles COVID-19 in intensive care, after being admitted to the hospital a week before and testing positive for the virus.
Emotional Susanna said: ‘I know I speak for all of the team and all of our viewers when we send our love to Kate Garraway and her husband Derek Draper.
Expressing their support: On Monday, Susanna and Piers paid tribute to Kate Garraway’s husband Derek Draper, as he continues to battle COVID-19 in hospital
‘We send him every ounce of strength as he recovers from coronavirus and our love to Kate.’
She continued: ‘You may have read over the last couple of days that Derek is in intensive care, he’s tested positive for coronavirus.
‘On Thursday night, Kate posted a video on Instagram when she and her family were clapping for carers, and said that she had an extra reason to do that.
‘We thank all of the NHS workers who are working so hard at the moment treating those who are suffering from the virus.’
Piers also discussed the ordeal, describing it as ‘agonising for everyone involved’.
Heartbreaking: Kate, 52, has been left ‘sick with worry’ after her husband was rushed to hospital on Monday where he was tested positive for the virus (pictured in December 2019)