I wonder if you could let me know how a native speaker would imply the situation in which two people are saying goodbye to each other and while they are getting away they are looking with their eyes tied to one another.
This is an emotional case that may happen when two people do not tend to be separated from someone they love and they wish they could stay together.
She and I were close friends since childhood. We had really fallen in love with each other and up the time when her family decided to move to New York City, we were not aware about our true feelings towards each other. I'll never forget the moment when her parents were waiting for her in their car and we were tearfully saying goodbye to each other.
While our hands were getting separated, our eyes were tied up to each other...
The bold sentence above is an exact translation of such emotional moment. Please let me know whether it is natural in English? If not, how would you describe it.
P.S. Unfortunatelly I couldn't find any related image including both (hands and eyes of lovers at saying goodbye). So I tried to add two separated photos.
Ah! What a sad moment is that...