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Good Morning Britain’s Ben Shephard breaks down in tears as mum reunites with daughter she hasn’t seen for weeks on air

GOOD Morning Britain's Ben Shephard broke down in tears today after seeing an NHS carer mum reunite with the daughter she hadn't seen for weeks.

Ben, 45, has been sitting in for Piers Morgan and couldn't stop his tears as singer Callum Scott surprised the family with an emotional performance on the ITV show.

Dad-of-two Ben sobbed after seeing Lisa Cave, 40, crying as she was reunited with her seven-year-old daughter Ruby.

He had chatted to the pair about Lisa and Ruby's heartwarming viral video of them hugging in person, before surprising them with their favourite singer on the show.

Even chart topper Callum started to cry during his performance of You Are The Reason, the song that Lisa played when she saw Ruby, but was forced to wear a hazmat suit to protect her.

But Ben confessed it had "really got me" and his co-host Charlotte Hawkins said "I think we were all crying," while Lisa wiped away her tears throughout the interview.

Lisa has been separated from her daughter because she is worried about exposing Ruby, who suffers from asthma, and her dad Paul to the coronavirus while she takes care of vulnerable people.

Viewers were in bits during the interview, and took to Twitter to say they felt the same as Ben.

One said: "OMG... it’s not even 8.30am and I’m in tears 😭 already!! "

Another viewers said: "First time @GMB has had me in tears....well the lovely kind not the frustrating type when #mouthallmighty is on. That hug, Amazing"

Lisa revealed Ruby didn't recognise her mum when she dressed in PPE clothing to reunite with her daughter.

Ben asked the family: "What an emotional reunion. Lisa, how did that feel because you as a mother faced an agonising decision to live apart from Rugby to protect her?"

She replied: "The hug was just amazing just to have her in my arms again.

"It was really hard it wasn't an easy decision but I know her dad is an amazing dad."

Explaining why she played You Are The Reason over their reunion video, Lisa added: "It was about everything I would do for her, swim every ocean, climb every moment to be with her."

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