‘It brought a tear to our eye’: Kate Garraway becomes emotional as she watches heartwarming video of a boy, 7, with cancer being reunited with his family after 75 days apart

Kate Garraway became emotional after watching the heartwarming moment a seven-year-old boy with a rare form of cancer was reunited with his family.

The Good Morning Britain presenter, 53, was hosting Monday’s show alongside Ranvir Singh who said the clip ‘brought a tear to our eye in news this morning’. 

Zeke Puig suffers from a combination of life-threatening cancers and was separated from his family for 75 days because he had to isolate amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Touching: Kate Garraway, 53, became emotional after watching the heartwarming moment a seven-year-old boy with a rare form of cancer was reunited with his family 

He has undergone two bone marrow transplants after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and advanced myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) last year.

His mother Danielle, the only member of his family he was able to be with, filmed the touching moment he was finally reunited with his siblings. 

Sharing the clip, Ranvir, 43, said: ‘Shall we look at this lovely video, Kate, with the little boy who has been having chemotherapy and he hasn’t seen his siblings for 75 days because, of course, the family had to isolate.’

Kate said: ‘Because you’re so much more susceptible, aren’t you?’

Heartwarming: The Good Morning Britain presenter was hosting Monday’s show alongside Ranvir Singh, 43, who said the clip ‘brought a tear to our eye in news this morning’ 

‘Yeah, exactly,’ Ranvir agreed. ‘So Danielle Puig is the mum and she surprised her other children with this lovely moment when the seven-year-old Zeke, they haven’t seen him since September. She got all of her children to close their eyes.

‘And then he wandered in and they opened their eyes. After 75 days of not seeing their very poorly brother. Isn’t that lovely? It brought a tear to our eye in news this morning.’

Becoming emotional, Kate said: ‘We can’t really speak about it, um… they’re just screaming in delight.

‘I guess these are all the people we’re tolerating restrictions for, isn’t it? When you see that family has had to go through that, what it meant to be apart, it does make it easier to cope with some of the restrictions, doesn’t it?’

Story: Zeke Puig suffers from a combination of life-threatening cancers and was separated from his family for 75 days because he had to isolate amid the Covid-19 pandemic 

It comes after Kate recently saying there have been ‘ups on and worrying downs’ during her husband Derek Draper’s battle with coronavirus.

Kate said on Good Morning Britain on Thursday, Derek, 53, remained in a ‘pretty stable’ condition in intensive care after battling the devastating effects of the virus six months on.

Since being hospitalised in March, Derek has become the longest person battling COVID-19 in the UK, and remains in intensive care after being in a coma for several months.

Susanna Reid asked Kate how she’d been doing, with the broadcaster saying: ‘There are big ups and big downs, not big ups really, small improvements and worrying downs as well.

‘But the last few days have been pretty stable, so keeping everything crossed really.’

Reunion: His mother Danielle, the only member of his family he was able to be with, filmed the touching moment he was finally reunited with his siblings 

Kate said: ‘I guess these are all the people we’re tolerating restrictions for, isn’t it? When you see that family has had to go through that, what it meant to be apart, it does make it easier to cope with some of the restrictions, doesn’t it?’

Kate added that due to hospital restrictions she’s the only person in her family that’s been able to visit Derek.

‘It’s tough, it’s very hard. You completely understand why hospitals have to do it, they have to protect those inside who may be recovering from COVID or maybe dealing with other serious conditions,’ she told Susanna.

‘But to do that, they have to decrease footfall, so Darcy hasn’t been able to see Derek, his mum and dad haven’t been able to see him for a long time now.

‘The fact they live in Lancashire and that might go into tier two will have an effect because it will be very tough for them to argue the case to be able to visit. It is difficult.’

Kate also recently revealed that her children Darcey, 14, and William, 11, haven’t seen their father in six months as he continues to battle the disease in hospital.

Slow progress: Kate recently admitted there’s been ‘ups and worrying downs’ during her husband Derek Draper’s six-month battle with the virus (pictured last year)

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