Recently, a Reddit user, RealLiveGirl, posted a photo of her 100 year old grandfather holding the hand of her 96-year-old grandma, just before she passed away. They had been married for 77 years!
This photo and the precious comments from different users would surely bring some warmth to your own personal relationships
That wedding ring…
Married for 77 Years
“This hits deep for me,” hammerw, a Reddit user commented on her post.
“My grandparents raised me and continue to allow me to live with them. They’re both 74; [only] 5 hours apart in birth, and have been together since 16.”
“My grandfather’s mortality has been really hitting him mentally lately. Me leaving for college next weekend is going to feel conflicting for the first little while I think. I would be on the street without them.”
One young man even wrote excitedly, “I was thinking about proposing to my Girlfriend in a year and a half but now I don’t think I can wait that long.”
Following the example of your loving parents?
Think it over young man! Are you ready to hold on for decades with this partner you have chosen?
One reader who had been married for 24 years said he felt a change of heart after seeing the touching photos.
“Tonight my wife and I had an argument. It doesn’t happen often – after 24 years of marriage you kinda figure out what subjects need delicacy – but tonight we argued,” user, TorchTheRed, shared. “It was the usual suspects: money, long hours working, who cares less about who’s feelings. I grabbed a blanket and headed for the lounge – after 24 years of marriage you kinda figure out that the sofa, the pooch for company and the evening apart from each other is a good way to cool hot heads.”
“Then I read this post,” he continued. “I put the kettle on, made my wife a cup of tea and woke her up.”
Such a lovely positive outcome sharing these pictures, as the reader expressed his love and gratefulness to her, the two finally got pass their differences.
Some readers were not entirely happy with the post as they thought it was trespassing into people’s private lives.
One of the critics stated, “Apparently I’m the only one who thinks people should have some privacy sometimes and not everything should be subject to karma milking….”
Reddit is a social media community that gives credits in the form of “Karma Points” than thumbs-up or likes.
“Often people post pictures of loved ones or pets who have passed on and the picture doesn’t really mean anything to anyone but them,” wrote user Summerie. “This picture is not one of those. This picture absolutely speaks in a universal language we all either can, or at least hope to someday understand.”
We hope these pictures would light a spark in your relationship. It is worth all the little pains you might have to go through now, to have somebody by your side when you finally leave for good!