Aunt surprised with long-awaited hug from niece and nephew

Senga Morrison burst into tears when she realised new coronavirus rules meant she can cuddle relatives under 12 years old.

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The heart-warming moment an aunt was hugged by her nephew and niece for the first time in more than three months was caught on camera.

Senga Morrison, from Saltcoats in North Ayrshire, was unaware of a coronavirus rule change meaning children under 12 can now embrace their extended family, so they decided to surprise her.

Nine-year-old Andrew and eight-year-old Maisie tricked her into thinking that they had to keep their distance before embracing her with a long and loving hug.