Mom meets son after two and a half years at New York airport


Alison Henry ran to see her son Liam at JFK Airport in New York, USA, and hugged him. He broke down in tears. “I can’t believe it,” said Henry, 63, as he boarded a British Airways flight from London. I will see the boy after two and a half years. That fact must be taken into account. ”

In March last year, the United States imposed travel restrictions on a number of countries, including the United Kingdom, due to an outbreak of the coronavirus. Mother and son were not seen because of that. But even if they didn’t see each other, they would talk on the phone every week. Liam said the joy of talking on the phone and seeing each other is very different.

Liam has lived in Brooklyn for several years. Tears can be seen through his face shield. Liam plans to visit many places with his mother and grandmother. They want to spend time together.

Liam’s mother, Alison Henry, said: “Every day we hear the news. I was waiting for the United States to open the border. They cut tickets after the official announcement last month. ‘

The first passengers of British Airways were greeted with red, white, blue balloons and applause at Terminal 6 of JFK Airport. They were presented with yellow taxi-shaped biscuits, large apples and the Statue of Liberty.

A woman from Jill Chambers was waiting. He will meet his nieces after 630 days. Attend dinner together. Jill Chambers’ sister, Luis Arebara, warned: “I’m crying. I did not see them because of coronavirus. I didn’t know when we would meet. ‘

Max has not been seen by his friends and family for a long time. “I used to talk to friends and family on Fridays,” Max said. But I don’t care. ‘ Sean Doyle, CEO of British Airways, expressed his happiness after arriving in New York. He said the travel experience is very enjoyable. He termed the launch of this flight as a milestone after being closed for so many days.

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About the Author: James Lewter

James Lewter is a senior reporter at Zobuz, covering state and national politics, and he is a grantee with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Before joining Zobuz, he worked as a freelance journalist in Kentucky, having been published by dozens of outlets including NPR, the Center for Media.