Fox News star Greg Gutfeld’s mother-in-law was safely evacuated from Ukraine and tearfully reunited with her daughter in Poland last week.
Gutfeld, the co-host of “The Five,” played a video on air showing the dramatic moment his wife Elena met her mother after crossing the Ukraine-Poland border.
“Just to let everyone know that my mother-in-law entered Poland about half an hour ago, so she’s in a car on her way to Warsaw to see her daughter Elena,” Gutfeld said on the air.
Presenting the clip of his wife and mother-in-law’s reunion in Poland, Gutfeld warned viewers, “This clip is known to cause a run on tissues.”
In the clip, Elena Gutfeld can be seen hugging her mother warmly in front of the Renaissance Hotel in Warsaw and telling her in Russian, “Thank God.”
Elena then turns to the camera and says, “Thank you.”
When asked what it was like to wait, she replied: “Oh my god it was awful. It was absolutely awful.”
“But I’m so lucky to have her here.”
Elena’s mother said the ordeal was “difficult”.
More than 1.2 million Ukrainians have fled the country since Russia launched an invasion some 12 days ago.
Gutfeld announced dramatically on TV last week that his mother-in-law was stranded in the countryside after taking refuge in a hotel in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv.
The anchor thanked Fox News colleagues, including Pentagon correspondent Lucas Tomlinson, and network officials for working to keep them safe.
“I would like to emphasize that our colleagues are incredibly great [because of] the things they did for a grumpy, cynical bastard like me,” Gutfeld said on the air last week.
“People have helped me, and someone they hated before and will probably hate after.”
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