A 10-years-old boy walked 1,700 miles with his father from Italy to England to see and hug his grandma for the first time after quarantine.

“I hadn’t seen Granny for a year and a half, so [during lockdown] I planned in secret to go see her,” he said in an interview.

There were no flights to take him to his granny but he was so determined that he set out a plan. His parents took some time to be convinced by their son’s plan.
I asked my parents and they said no more than 50 times,” he said. “Eventually they agreed—provided we planned everything was Covid-safe.”

On June 20, Romeo and his 46-year-old dad Phil started their journey from Italy to England. They trekked across, Switzerland and France, spending many nights under the stars. The duo also faced a lot of difficulties during their journey, however, they just kept on going.
After walking for three months, the father and son were able to reach London on September 21. They spent two weeks in isolation before being able to finish their journey to granny’s home.

Upon seeing his grandma’s home from afar, Romeo ran to her ending their journey with an embrace that he has longed for.