Image of husband lovingly feeding his sick wife goes viral (PHOTO)

‘My whole life I’ve yearned for a love that strong,’ said the poster of the photo that is touching hearts everywhere.

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Few of us can witness an elderly couple enjoying one another’s company or caring for each other somehow without having an emotional reaction to it. And the most recent photo making the Internet rounds is no exception.

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The sweet photo of a 96-year-old man feeding his 93-year-old wife at Wendy’s was recently posted on the posted on the Love What Matters Facebook page and has been shared over 27,000 times.

“My whole life I’ve yearned for a love that strong,” said the poster of the photo. As the gentleman got up to throw his food away, the photo-taker asked the man his age, and he also revealed that he and his wife will celebrate 75 years of marriage in June. His wife, however, is sadly battling Alzheimer’s.

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. 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. He looked at me and asked me to guess his age but not to guess too low. 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! 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. #LoveWhatMatters #Love #InstaLove #LoveWins #LoveAlwaysWins #BelieveInLove #CherishEveryMoment #LoveEachOther #Kindness #Hope #Joy #Compassion #FindYourJoy #LoveIt #ShowLove #GiveLove #Giving #ThankYou #SmallActs #BeLove #WeAreLove #AlwaysLove #LoveAlways #ChooseLove #SpreadLove #LoveMore ❤️ ❤️ A @LoveWhatMatters Original Story

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In the meantime, they are inspiring us by simply embracing the long lives they’ve been blessed with, since they were out on that particular evening for their regular “date night.”

As the poster of the story said, “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 … To share a deep love and bond that only grows as we age, that is a beautiful thing.”

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Truly, to reach a point with one’s spouse at which love is fiercer than ever before, despite the attributes of youthful vitality having become a distant memory—well, there are few things worthier of fighting for.

Elizabeth Pardi
Elizabeth Pardi
Elizabeth Pardi is a New York-born, Virginia-raised, Ohio-dwelling freelancer. She spends her days laughing, learning and running her way through life with her superstar spouse and their charmingly passionate one-year-old.

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