Welsh Father Reunited With Toddler After Weeks in Isolation

A Welshman and his young son were reunited after five weeks apart on April 25 after the COVID-19 pandemic had forced the duo apart.

Tom Simmonds, a financial sector worker in Llanbradach, Wales, decided at the outset of the crisis that the best course of action for the safety of his son was to keep his distance, given he comes into close contact with other people on a daily basis.

As two-year-old Georgie Simmonds plays in his back garden in footage captured by his mother, his father makes a surprise return.

Speaking to ITV News, Gillian Simmonds, the toddler’s grandmother, spoke of the emotional meeting.

She said, “No matter how many times I watch it it still makes me cry.” Credit: Joanne O’Brien via Storyful