Mum and daughter separated by coronavirus leaves Good Morning Britain viewers in floods of tears after heartbreaking appearance

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Good Morning Britain left viewers a blubbering wreck on Tuesday morning’s show as a mum and daughter separated by coronavirus were surprised with their favourite musician.

Ruby, 7, was reunited with her mum Lisa this weekend after seven weeks apart thanks to a lot of PPE and some neighbours to give them a hand.

The pair appeared on the morning news programme to talk about their reunion, which was filmed by those nearby and saw Lisa scoop up her daughter after nearly two months apart.

But everyone was then left in tears as singer Calum Scott surprised them during their interview to play his hit song, You Are The Reason, which played over the video.

Lisa is currently working on the front line as a care worker for the NHS, and decided to leave Ruby with her dad Paul.

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The young girl has severe asthma, and so they didn’t want to risk her catching coronavirus, which has proven to be fatal in those with respiratory problems.

Lisa was reunited with her daughter for the first time this weekend (Picture: ITV)

Heartbroken Lisa was seen giving a heart sign to her daughter through the cameras, with Ruby then sending her one back.

Ben Shepherd and Charlotte Hawkins were heard blubbering as he performed the ballad, which talks of someone overcoming obstacles to be with the one they love.

Talking about the tough decision, Lisa said: ‘Like me, there are thousands of other care workers out there who have had to make that decision to separate from their children and partners and loved ones.’

‘It is really really hard,’ she continued. ‘But if we didn’t carry on caring for people, then who would? And when you’re caring for vulnerable people, you have a duty of care to continue.’

Ruby is living with her dad to make sure she doesn’t catch covid-19 (Picture: ITV)

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house at the end of the interview (Picture: ITV)

Ruby laughed and said that her mum ‘looked a bit like a snowman’ in her protective suit.

Viewers were heartbroken for the family, who wished them well so they were reunited soon.

Anyone else crying at @GMB ?! It’s 8.30 in the morning, for crying out loud!
Watching @calumscott sing ‘you are the reason’ for a Carer and her daughter who are separated by lock down was BEYOND emotional 😩 #GMB

— Rebecca Jane (@LadyDetectives1) May 26, 2020

To early to be so emotional and crying #GMB… 😭 Such a special moment for Lisa and Ruby ❤️

— Jade Janeja (@jade_janeja) May 26, 2020

there are so many amazing hero’s across many jobs Lisa is just an example of heroism and a mums love weldone Lisa and ruby ❤️ #gmb

— #LyndenX (PJ) (@PJ21367927) May 26, 2020

@calumscott singing beautifully to carer Lisa, separated daughter Ruby + dad Paul on #GMB 😭😢😭- thats my make up well + truly gone

— Mrs Ravers #FBPE (@NanaRavers) May 26, 2020

Omg got me crying 😢😢 such a lovely song too #GMB

— Ursula ❤❤ (@ursulaamanda) May 26, 2020

Actually crying watching this so emotional, when mother an daughter got reunited after 7 weeks #gmb

— 🌺 tasha 🌺 (@ffionsmum) May 26, 2020

The appearance comes hot on the heels of minister Dominic Cummings holding a live conference in which he defended breaking lockdown rules to travel from London to Durham to be with family.

His decision, and refusal to apologise, was slammed by those who have stuck to the rules, and in some cases meant that loved ones were left to suffer, or even die, alone.

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The UK currently has the second highest death rate in the world from coronavirus, beaten only by the US.

There has now been more than 261,000 cases of in the UK, with nearly 40,000 dying from covid-19.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.

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