New Hampshire couple dies of COVID-19 seconds apart after being married for 44 years

If we get vaccinated, we avoid the severe consequences of covid and end up in a hospital.  (Getty Images)

If we get vaccinated, we avoid the severe consequences of covid and end up in a hospital. (Getty Images)

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Until the last moment, William and Carol Stewart showed their love and after almost half a century together, their romantic story ended, after they both contracted COVID-19 and due to complications, they died only seconds apart.

The story of this couple from New Hampshire, New England, was shared by their daughter, Melissa Noke, who confessed that her parents were married for 44 years and had known each other since they were children.

“They were the true definition of a soulmate because it’s like having love birds – you can’t just buy one. You have to buy both ”, Noke said, according to ABC television.

The tragedy began in the first weeks of December, when both tested positive for CIVID-19. Carol Stewart spent two weeks on life support and William Stewart eight days. The latter suffered from lung, kidney and liver failure towards the end of his life.

After several days in separate care, the family decided that they would put the beds of both patients together, perhaps as a farewell, as finally happened on the fateful December 30.

“I placed both beds side by side, placing my mother’s hand in my father’s hand. As soon as their hands touched, my father took one last breath and then my mother, 10 seconds later“Said Noke. “We are relieved that they did not suffer anymore.”

Noke says her parents weren’t vaccinated. She says her message to others is to get the COVID-19 vaccine before it’s too late.

When asked what she would say to her parents at this time, Noke said, “It is an honor to be your daughter, I love you and I will see you again one day.”

The family started a donation campaign in GoFundMe to help pay for funeral expenses. It has raised more than $ 6,000 dollars.

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