"For sure I won't ever get to see her", Mr. Robbins, an American veteran, told reporters while on his way to the 75th anniversary proceedings.
A WWII veteran has been reunited with his first love 75 years after leaving her behind when he was transferred to fight on the Eastern Front.
When the pair had to leave each other again, they were crying at the reality of having to be apart.
Remembering that day, Ms Pierson added: "When he left in the truck I cried, of course, I was very sad". In a report published by Unilad, the two had reunited for the first time in 75 years-thanks to a group of French journalists.
When he returned to America, Robbins eventually got married, but he never forgot about Jeannine whose surname is Pierson but her maiden name was Ganaye.
The love story of this American veteran who fell head over heels in love with a French woman during the global war is proof that "true love never dies".
Although he already assumed that she had passed away, the journalists were eager enough to track down Ganaye.
Ganaye told the news outlet in French that she "always thought about him" and thought that "maybe he was out there, that maybe he would come". The former couple shared an emotional, yet heartwarming reunion at Pierson's retirement home in France.
"You can make signs, do things and make out", he said with a laugh. Robbins said that he would like to meet her again, but said he thought she was no longer alive.
During the video, Mr Robbins was also seen pulling out an old photograph of Jeannine as he said: "This is you".
'I always loved you.
'He said he loves me.
Upon embracing Jeannine, Mr Robbins said: "I always loved you". "I wish he had come back".
Camera crews followed an elated Mr Robbins to a French retirement home, where 92-year-old Jeannine Ganaye - now Jeannine Pierson - was waiting for him. I understood that much, ' Pierson told one of the journalists in French. Later back in the USA, he got married to someone else.
While Robbins found happiness with someone else, he ruled out a reunion when they were younger because "when you get married, after that you can't do it anymore".
'Jeannine, I love you girl, ' Robbins said as their eyes begin to wet and their lips met, once again, for the first time in 75 years.