Lily Ebert connected with the American family of the soldier who gave her hope upon being liberated during WWII over a Zoom call.

A 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was finally able to thank the family of an American soldier who gave her hope upon being liberated from a Nazi death camp in World War II, 75 years on.

Lily Ebert was connected with the children of the soldier over a Zoom call coordinated by her great-grandson, Dov Forman, on Sunday.

"It is unbelievable. I never knew something like this could happen. It was a fantastic feeling," Ebert told NBC News by phone from her home in London.

Their meeting was made possible by a tweet Forman sent that went viral.

The 16-year-old said he took it upon himself to start documenting Ebert's stories of the war once coronavirus lockdown restrictions were eased and he could visit.

"My great-grandma obviously isn't going to be around forever and her story will eventually become my whole family's responsibility to carry on," Forman said.

During one of his recent visits, Forman said he noticed a German banknote preserved in one of Ebert's old photo albums. Read more at NBC News