The Straits Times
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Published on Oct 12, 2012
 

Man, 78, sees wife again after 3 years

He didn't know which nursing home she had been sent to after a bad fall

 
 

For three years, Mr Lim Pui Chew, 78, did not see his wife. He did not know which nursing home she had been sent to after she suffered a fall.

But on Tuesday, the couple, who are believed to be childless, were reunited.

Mr Lim, who is deaf and partially blind, finally saw Madam Lam Lai Sin, who is weak and in her 70s, at a nursing home in the west. She was lying listlessly on a bed when her husband - wearing jade bangles on both wrists - walked up to her, smiling. She "let out a soft scream to express her excitement", said volunteer Andy Lau, who witnessed the reunion.

He said that although "they could not converse... their eyes showed their communication". The couple were left alone to spend an hour together.