There’s something about elderly couples that no matter what they’re doing, they instantly steal our hearts, and this couple has done that and so much more. After being posted on the popular Love What Matters Facebook page, this photo of an elderly man feeding his wife is going viral, and it’s a reminder of true love.
“As I was sitting eating my double cheeseburger at Wendy’s, I glanced over at this older couple, and thought ‘That’s sweet’ And continued with my meal,” the post reads. “But when I looked again, in between bites, I saw this gentleman feeding his wife. My whole life I’ve yearned for a love that strong. The gentleman got up from his seat to throw his food away and I couldn’t resist asking how long he and his wife had been married.”
In a world filled with shocking celebrity breakups and over-the-top themed weddings, it’s important to see that at the end of the day, it’s the little things that matter the most, in sickness and in health.
“He looked at me and asked me to guess his age but not to guess too low,” the post continued. “After a few guesses he told me he was 96 and his wife is 93 who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. This is their date night. He also told me that if they make it till June, they will be celebrating 75 years of marriage!”
This is so unbelievably sweet and it’s the exact love story we needed to brighten up our day. Anyone who’s been close to someone affected by Alzheimer’s knows how painful and detrimental the disease can be, but this man is doing whatever he can for his wife, because that is true love.
The post ends, “Getting all the way to the end of the line with the person you started out with is one of the most glorious things on the face of this earth. Could a couple be more blessed than to have that happen? To share a deep love and bond that only grows as we age, that is a beautiful thing.”
Since the photo has been posted, thousands of people from around the world have been touched by the story, even sharing their own memories in the comments section, seen below.