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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – An Alabama couple who were hospitalized with the coronavirus and separated for three weeks shortly after celebrating their 50th anniversary were reunited Monday.

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Barry and Diane Bearden are recovering and had their first meal together, a special lunch of meat loaf and mashed potatoes, Huntsville Hospital said on social media.

“Their smiles made our day,” Devin Rudd, a nurse at the hospital, said in a statement. “We’ve seen a lot of bad, so it’s really great to see some happy.”