James Crocker of Stuart and Kevin Rathel of Orlando were strangers just a week ago, and are now meeting for the first time.
Doctors and nurses cheered Monday night when Rathel was wheeled out of Orlando Regional Medical Center.
The good vibes continued as the couple returned home as neighbors held signs and offered words of encouragement.
On April 4, Rathel was put in a medically-induced coma.
Crocker had recovered from his own battle with COVID-19.
Four days later, Crocker, who shared a mutual friend with Rathel, donated his convalescent plasma, which help patients fighting COVID-19.
The FDA recently approved the plasma donation procedure only for emergency use on a case-by-case basis.