London, May 19 (ANI): A pensioner, who found that the 5,000 piece jigsaw puzzle he had been working on for 7-years could not be completed because of one missing, was elated when the maker decided to provide the part.
Jack Harris, 86, was able to fit the final piece into the huge puzzle after its manufacturer Falcon Games LTD, the puzzle's manufacturer, decided to come to his rescue by having a replacement piece sent to his home.
The puzzle is no longer made but the firm agreed to find the original design and make the one missing piece.
"I was delighted to be able to finish the puzzle at last after all. It was such a disappointment that there was one piece missing," the Telegraph quoted Harris as saying after the piece was delivered to his home in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, by courier.
"The manufacturer has been very kind in supplying the final piece and it was a joyous moment for all of us," he said.
Eve, who is married to Jack's son Trevor, said it was a "joyous" moment for the family to finally see the monster jigsaw completed.
"Jack is very proud of the finished jigsaw. He is now either going to have it framed or we'll varnish it for him and put it on the side of the house," she said.
Gray Richmond, managing director at Jumbo Games, which manufactures the Falcon range, said they had also sent Jack some new jigsaws.
"It is a real challenge to complete a 5,000 piece puzzle. It requires a great deal of dedication and is a fantastic achievement that Mr Harris has finished the jigsaw after seven years," he said.
"When we heard that one piece was missing we wanted to do all we could to help put in place the final piece of the puzzle.
"As this jigsaw is no longer produced, we had the piece individually made by our expert puzzle designers.
"We are also sending Mr Harris a load of new puzzles from the range - although at 1,000 pieces some of these are slightly smaller," he added. (ANI)