These 21 heartwarming COVID reunions are exactly what we needed to see today

You're going to want to grab the tissues and start planning your own reunion with loved ones after seeing these pictures and videos, mama.

21 heartwarming COVID reunions

As we enter the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, more Americans are getting vaccinated and reuniting with loved ones.

These are the moments we've spent the last year longing for: hugs and kisses with the people we love the most but haven't been able to see in person.

Now that restrictions are lifting and COVID-19 vaccines are making it safe to gather, people are finally able to reunite with loved ones.

It's something we just love to see.

That's why we've rounded up 19 of the most heartwarming reunions we could find. These family members may have been separated by a pandemic—but their love knows no bounds.

Jamie Orsini is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, military spouse, and a mom to two busy toddlers. In her spare time, Jamie volunteers with the Solar System Ambassador program with NASA/JPL and reads anything she can get her hands on. She’s currently working on her first novel.