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At New York airport, separated relatives finally find ‘human connection’

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New York (AFP) – As soon as she spots her son Liam at New York’s JFK airport, Alison Henry runs towards him and gives him a long hug, tears welling up in her eyes. “I just can’t believe it, two and half years!” she says after stepping off a British Airways flight from London, as the United States reopened to vaccinated visitors Monday. “It’s just so emotional, overwhelming,” Henry, 63, tells AFP. She and 31-year-old Liam have spoken every week since the United States drastically limited travel from several countries, including the UK, at the start of the pandemic in March 2020. “(But) this hum…

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