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Burt Reynolds, high-school sweetheart who shared his 'first kiss' reunite

Burt Reynolds' book signing had a storybook ending Saturday, when he was reunited with a high-school sweetheart.

After he discussed his memoir, "But Enough About Me," at the Palm Beach Book Festival, Ann Lawlor Scurry stepped up during the Q&A session. According to the Palm Beach Post, she asked the 80-year-old actor, "Who was your best girl in high school?"

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Burt Reynolds and Ann Lawlor Scurry, who were high-school sweethearts, reunite at the Palm Beach Book Festival on April 2, 2016.

Reynolds offered a smooth response. "Well, I can't see," he said of Scurry, whom he hadn't seen in 30 years, according to the Post. "But I have a feeling it was you."

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Burt Reynolds and Ann Lawlor Scurry, who were high-school sweethearts, reunite at the Palm Beach Book Festival on April 2, 2016.

When Scurry approached him later as he signed books for fans, he added, "I got my first kiss from her," the Post reported.

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Festival photos show the reunited couple grinning while clutching each other's arms, and Scurry planting a sweet peck on Reynolds' cheek.

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Burt Reynolds sits on a 1977 Pontiac Trans-Am at the world premiere of "The Bandit" at the Paramount Theatre during the South by Southwest Film Festival on Saturday, March 12, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP)

Earlier at the event, Reynolds raved about another woman with whom he's been linked romantically. According to the Post, he praised his friend and "very smart" co-star, Sally Field, whom he'd been "so in love with, it was a joke. She didn't get it."

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In response, Post editor Scott Eyman asked, "The love or the joke?"

"Both," Reynolds replied.

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