MARLTON, N.J. (CBS) — It was a heartwarming reunion in South Jersey on Friday. A 5-year-old boy couldn’t wait to see his grandfather after he survived COVID-19.

Ralph Trincone, 70, got a huge hug from his grandson and four daughters.

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He was wheeled out to cheers and applause from the medical staff at Virtua Marlton Hospital.

Trincone spent 34 days in the hospital battling the virus, plus two weeks on a ventilator.

Sadly, he lost his wife, Marie, and his 90-year-old mother, Blanche, to the virus.

He’s now headed to a rehabilitation center to continue his recovery.