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After 62 Years Being Together Elderly Couple Forced To Part Ways, The Reason Will Break Your Heart

After spending every single day together for the last 62 years, Wolf Gottschalk, 83, and his wife Anita, 81, were forced to live apart because there wasn’t enough space at nearby care homes to accommodate them. Ashley Bartyik says that the stress of being apart has affected her grandmother’s health.

“'She has become almost completely immobile and uses a walker wherever she goes and a wheelchair depending on how far the walk is,” she said according to Mail Online.

“My grandma can't even kiss him goodnight now. He calls out her nickname, little mouse, for her when he sees her. They cry every time they see each other, and it is heartbreaking.”

The two first fell in love when they were teenagers and their families lived in the same apartment complex in Germany. Wolf is currently on a waiting list to move into the same home as his wife, though it is unknown when he will be able to do that. The family tries to bring them to visit each other at least every other day.

Ashley said they can't even share meals together since they aren't at the same facility.
In one heartbreaking snapshot, she captured a photo of her grandfather sitting alone while looking out the window, pining for his wife, all while calling out the nickname for her: his 'little mouse'.

The Fraser Health Authority in Canada says it has been working to get the couple back together, however Ashley said her family hasn’t received a single call from them in the eight months her grandparents have been separated until recently.

Source: Mail Online
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