In a beautiful video that's sure to tug at your heartstrings, retired U.S. Veteran Sid Shafner reunited with Marcel Levy, a man he saved from a concentration camp over 70 years ago.
94-year-old Shafner was on an eight-day trip to Israel and Poland where he was honoured at a Holocaust remembrance ceremony for helping liberate 30,000 prisoners from the Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany.
Marcel Levy, who was 19 at the time, was one of the men Shafner saved.
The two men reunited May 10 at an Israeli military base and their touching reunion was caught on video.
Peter Weintraub, president of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces told ABC News, “Sid tells the story that his convoy was stopped by a Jew named Marcel. Marcel tells him in Yiddish that 'You have to leave your route and divert to help us,' which he did.”
The two men became good friends and established an instant bond.
“Everything I have today, all of my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, is due to you, Sid,” Levy told Shafner.
According to Weintraub this trip had been done many times, but never before had survivors and liberators been reunited.