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Kind gesture ensures couple will have cherished big day

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Samantha and Frankie on holiday together

Samantha and Frankie on holiday together

Samantha and Frankie on holiday together

Love, it is said, can move mountains and today's marriage of Samantha Gamble and Frankie Byrne is proof of that. It should not be happening because the coronavirus lockdown regulations stopped such ceremonies, but this is a special case. Samantha is terminally ill and Frankie and Samantha's daughter Jessica campaigned to have the rules changed.

In what will be remembered as one of the most heartwarming gestures of the pandemic, Arlene Foster and Michelle O'Neill agreed that similarly ill people could wed. So today Samantha and Frankie will have their big day and the good wishes of everyone will accompany them. They deserve it.

Belfast Telegraph