WWII Veteran Reunites With First Love 75 Years Later

It is often said that a person never forgets their first love. No matter how much time passes, the memory of that special person remains. Even when life’s priorities change, there will always be moments when a person wonders where their former lover is and how they’ve fared.

For K.T. Robbins, a D-Day veteran, it took over 75 years to finally get answers about the woman who first stole his heart.

In 1944, a 24-year-old Robbins was stationed in Briey, a northeastern village in France. It was during his time there that he met then-18-year-old Jeannine Ganaye. According to the Irish Post, the pair met when Robbins was looking for someone to do his laundry, and Ganaye’s mother stepped up to help.

It didn’t take long before the American serviceman and the French teen became lovers.

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Unfortunately for the war-time lovers, Robbins, was given a new assignment just two months later, forcing him to leave. His sudden departure for the Eastern Front made it impossible for him and Ganaye to continue courting.

“I told her maybe I’ll come back and take you, but it did not happen like that,” Robbins recalled.

Ganaye held out hope that the soldier would return once the war ended. She even learned basic English so she could communicate with Robbins.

“When he left in the truck I cried, of course, I was very sad,” Ganaye explained. “I wish, after the war, he hadn’t returned to America.”

Robbins also longed for his lover, keeping a black-and-white photograph of Ganaye with him.

Both Robbins and Ganaye moved on eventually. Upon returning home to Memphis, Robbins met his wife of 70 years, Lillian. As for Ganaye, she tied the knot with another man in 1949. The ex-lovers started their own separate families, with Ganaye welcoming five children over the years.

Still, neither could forget the bond they once shared.

“We had a good life together,” Robbins said of his late wife. “We were married 70 years, but this other thing [Ganaye] was still in my heart.”

Recently, Robbins showed the old photograph of his long-lost lover to reporters during the filming of a report on Veterans in the U.S. for France 2. Little did he know that the gesture would change his life.

Earlier this month, Robbins, now 97, was among the delegation of veterans who traveled to Europe to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. While in France, the journalists surprised him with the news that Ganaye was still alive and wanted to meet him.  

More than seven decades later, the former lovers were reunited. They hugged, kissed and exchanged sweet sentiments.

“I always loved you. You never got out of my heart,” Robbins told Ganaye. He showed her the photograph he kept since all these years. Shocked, Ganaye replied, “Wow.”

Ganaye admitted that she wished Robbins returned to her village, but after the war, his circumstances changed.

“You know, when you get married, after that you can’t do it anymore,” Robbins said.

The couple spent a few hours together, before Robbins made his way to Normandy for the D-Day events. This time, he made sure to declare his love for Ganaye and make plans to meet up again soon.

Robbins, who now lives in Olive Branch, Mississippi, invited Ganaye and her children to visit him soon. Watch the sweet reunion in the video below:

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John Travolta And Olivia Newton-John Reunite 40 Years After Starring In ‘Grease’

America fell in love with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in 1978 when the pair played the roles of playboy Danny Zuko and naive exchange student Sandy Olsson in the iconic musical Grease.

Despite their electrifying chemistry, that was the first and only time that Travolta and Newton-John have appeared in a film together.

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Travolta went on to star in a number of critically-acclaimed and award-winning films, including Pulp Fiction, Hairspray and Get Shorty. Newton-John also took up numerous acting gigs, but she had more success with her music career. She had a string of number one hits and won four Grammy Awards.

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Still, the on-screen couple remained good friends all these years.

“John and I have stayed in touch, and in 2012 we made a Christmas album and sang  a duet called “I Think You Might Like It,” which was a sort of sequel to “You’re the One That  I Want” by the same writer, John Farrar,” Newton-John told The Telegraph last year.

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She also commented on her friendship with Travolta in another interview a few years prior.

“Friendships like that are to be treasured because it’s rare to find it once in a working lifetime. I found it twice, with Cliff [Richards] and John Travolta,” Newton-John said in an interview a few years ago.

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Over the years, the pair have had a couple of mini reunions – from appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to performing an impromptu duet on stage during Newton-John’s tour.

This week, Travolta and Newton-John have once again proved that they’re hopelessly devoted to each other as they enjoyed another mini reunion at an event in Los Angeles.

Student Discovers Biological Brother Attends The Same University, In Same Major

An adopted Georgia student has discovered he and his long-lost biological brother are both studying political science at the same university.

Kieran Christian Graham, 20, is a third year student at Kennesaw State University who was adopted when he was only three-months-old. Along with his three adopted siblings, they were the only family he knew.

Graham told Buzzfeed News his parents told him what they knew about his biological family – including the fact he had an older brother – but details were scarce.

“I periodically would look for them and check on Facebook, but I never knew their last name so it was always hard,” Graham said.

As an early Christmas present, his parents gave Graham and his siblings their own Ancestry DNA kits. Graham found 100 loose matches for potential family members, along with one strong match to a 29-year-old man named Vincent Ghant.

Graham decided to find Ghant on Facebook and try to reconnect with his long-lost brother.

Parents Left Her On The Street With A Heartbreaking Note, 22 Years Later It Brought Them Back Together

On a fateful day 22 years ago, 24-year-old Qian Fenziang gave birth to a baby girl.

What should have been a happy day for Qian and her husband, Xu Lida, was instead a disaster for the family. They lived in China, which until 2015 had a one-child policy in place, and the couple already had a three-year-old daughter. In fact, Qian had been forced to give birth in secret on a small houseboat, to avoid revealing her second daughter’s existence.

Qian and Xu in 1991.Post Magazine

With no way to safely look after their child, the couple left her in a covered vegetable market, in the city of Suzhou. Qian pinned a handwritten note to the baby girl, giving her a name, Jingzhi, and a date of birth.

“We have been forced by poverty and affairs of the world to abandon her,” Qian wrote. “Oh, pity the hearts of fathers and mothers far and near! Thank you for saving our little daughter and taking her into your care.”

But it also included a special message from the mother, who still held on to hopes of seeing her daughter again:

Qian’s note to her daughter.Simon Song

“If the heavens have feelings, if we are brought together by fate, then let us meet again on the Broken Bridge in Hangzhou on the morning of the Qixi Festival in 10 or 20 years from now.”

The Broken Bridge in Hangzhou.mygola

The Qixi festival is China’s answer to Valentine’s Day, on the seventh day of the seventh month of their lunar calendar. The Broken Bridge is a famous landmark, because it was included in a Chinese romantic poem. It was the perfect time and place to plan for a reunion that must have seemed impossible at the time.

But against all odds, Qian’s wish came true, thanks to her note and stroke of good luck.

Puppy Too Nervous Around Other Dogs, Until She Meets Someone Special

The bond that siblings have can never be broken. This goes for both humans and animals. Just ask little Venti Mocha, who got to reunite with her sister in the most wonderful way.

Venti and her siblings were born to a mom who rejected her pups, so their owners were forced to quickly find homes for all the puppies. Two of the siblings were adopted together, while Venti and her sister, Penny, ended up with separate families. They each were living wonderful lives, but Venti could tell something was missing.

“Venti is full of energy and loves to play,” Nicholas Beccari, Venti’s new dad, told The Dodo. “She chews on everything and is the most curious animal I’ve ever seen. But when she’s tired, she is basically a cuddly teddy bear and loves to follow us around.”

Unfortunately, Venti was having a problem playing with other dogs. She would become shy, which was very out of character. Luckily for the little pup, Beccari happened to have a mutual friend with the family who adopted Penny, so they decided to set up a play date.

“Venti loves to play with people but is a little apprehensive around other dogs, so I figured playing with a dog she was related to might be better for her,” Beccari said.

When Penny and Venti first reunited, Venti was skeptical. But then, she knew she recognized that face.

Two Years After His Dog Went Missing, Man Receives The Best Call From Over 100 Miles Away

Any pet parent can tell you that the thought of losing their pet is one of the worst things they could be faced with. Animal lovers know that our pets are an important part of our family and most of us can’t imagine our days without them.

Peter Johnson experienced this heartbreak when his sweet dog, Sammy, went missing. “She went outside to go to the bathroom like she did every other day with my other dog. The other dog came back, she didn’t,” said Johnson.

The search began using flyers and Facebook posts being sent out while they looking in cornfields and shelters but there were no sightings. “We searched about a 6-mile-square radius,” he said. “To me, it was like the dog just vanished. You would think somebody would have some sort of idea where she was.”

People would report sightings, but when Johnson would look into them, it was never Sammy. He started to lose hope. It wasn’t until two years later that he started to received a bunch of messages from the people he knew saying, “I think this is your dog.”

When he opened it, he couldn’t believe his eyes. There was a dog who was almost “an exact match” but she still looked wrong. “At first, I didn’t even think it was my dog. She’d lost so much weight, but the markings were the same.” He knew he had to investigate it, so he drove 100 miles to go check it out.

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He was nervous about going to see the dog, especially having had his hopes crushed before, but he had to try…

Adopted Woman Finally Reunites With Siblings Who Thought She Was Dead

A 66-year-old woman has finally reunited with her biological family after they believed she was dead.

Sylvia Kewer was adopted as a toddler, and grew up in Emporia, Virginia. A self-described loner, Kewer believed she was an only child.

It wouldn’t be until this past August when the retired government worker discovered she had four maternal half-siblings, after her 46-year-old daughter, Natalie Graves Tucker, convinced her to submit a DNA test on Ancestry.com.

“[My mother] was saying her whole life she didn’t know what she was. She kept saying, ‘What am I?'” Tucker told PEOPLE.

“Here she is thinking she’s alone all these years and doesn’t know her story … She’s always been a loner and here she has four siblings with children and grandchildren!” she added.

Kewer was born Dorothy Mae Goode on Dec. 12, 1950 in Buchanan County, Virginia. Her parents waited until Kewer was a teenager to tell her she was adopted. Little was known about Kewer’s birth mother, aside from the fact she was unwed, ABC News reports.

“All they could tell me about her was that she was not married,” she said.

Kewer would later find out her birth mother, Leona Holmes Duff Goode Lambert, had given birth to four other children.

Man Searches For Childhood Sweetheart, Forgets One Crucial Detail

A 75-year-old man has been seen plastering “wanted” signs across his hometown in an effort to be reunited with his long-lost love.

Peter Foulds has been searching for a second chance at love with his childhood sweetheart, but there was only one problem: He doesn’t remember her name.

The retired electrician from Lytham St Annes, Lancs. in England, left his hometown at the age of 21 to pursue his career, where he ended up marrying another woman, and raised a family. Foulds has since separated from his wife, the Mirror reports.

Peter Foulds at 21
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After moving back to his old stomping ground, Foulds made it his mission to find his soulmate with the help of his several signs, which read: “WANTED: My Pleasure Beach Girl from St Georges Park. Need her to text me.” His cellphone number is also included.

“She was the love of my life – the whole thing was a proper love story,” Foulds said. “Admittedly I was probably ten or 11 when I met her and she was six, so it never really became a romantic relationship.”

“You might say it was platonic at the time because we were just too young but she was just always there in my life,” Foulds told The Sun.

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“We held hands a couple of times but there was never anything more. It’s so long ago I can barely remember her name. I think it was Sarah,” he added. “Whenever I used to play out she was there, and sometimes she used to jump on the back of my bike,” he added.

However, a shock run-in 50 years later would prove it wasn’t the last time Foulds would see “Sarah” again.