U.S. Veteran, 97, And French Woman, 92, Who Fell In Love During WW2 Reunited

By. Anuradha

Love has no boundaries or limits. Sometimes, even though you might not be closer to your loved one physically and live miles and miles apart, your love can be thousand times stronger than a couple who lives together. The purity of the heart and the strength of your bond is what matters the most and we have found such a love story of a true couple which will truly melt your heart.

Kara Troy Robbins, a 97-year-old American veteran fell in love with a French girl named Jeannine Ganaye (now 92) back in the 1940s. that was the time of the second world war and their love story flowed beautifully despite all the happenings at the time. 

Robbins met Jeannine as a serviceman when he was stationed in Briefly, in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in north-eastern France during the war. He needed someone to wash his clothes and Jeannine’s mother offered her help. That’s how the pair fell in love and but unfortunately, two months after their meeting, Robbins was called to the Eastern Front for battle.

They moved in their separate paths and got married after the end of the war. But both could not forget their love story and Robbins swore that one day he would find her.

So, with the help of a French TV Crew who covered the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the couple could reunite in France during the event. The journalists managed to trace Jeannine thanks to a photo Robbins was carrying in his pocket.  She was there at a retirement home in Montigny-Les-Metz, the Moselle about 27 miles away from where the couple first met.

The couple seemed excited to meet each other just like in the old days where they first met and began kissing and embracing each other which gave tears to the onlooker’s eyes.

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

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

You can watch the video below to see their reunion: