Romeo Cox is a 10-year-old boy who moved with his parents from London to Sicily, Italy, for a year, leaving his 77-year-old grandma behind in London.
The family had planned to visit grandma, but the pandemic and lockdown prevented them from doing so.
There were no flights back to London, but Romeo missed his grandma and worried about her health.
Since Romeo couldn’t fly, he decided to walk to hug his grandma.
His parents repeatedly refused, until they finally agreed with the little guy.
First, Romeo had to bring his dad along, and second, both of them had to protect themselves from the virus.
After planning their journey and spending time practicing essential skills like setting up a tent, they began their journey on June 20, 2020, from Palermo.
They had to travel through 4 countries – from Italy to Switzerland, and from France to England.
80% of the journey was on foot, but they also used bicycles, sailing, and even a donkey.
On the way, Romeo made new friends, and many people who kept up with their journey also invited them to stay and dine with them.
After 3 months, on September 21, 2020, Romeo and his father reached London and had to spend 14 days in self-quarantine before they could see grandma.
And on October 5, 2020, it was finally time to hug grandma.
Understandably, tears of joy flowed during their reunion.