The hearts of many across the internet were melted to mush when the story of a loving husband who went out of his way to learn how to style his wife’s hair because she could no longer do it herself went viral.
Andrew’s wife of 45 years, Theresa, suffered a stroke 18 years ago, which left her with limited mobility. Recently, Theresa fell in love with a hairstyle she was unable to redo on her own, Andrew made it his mission to do it for her.
Andrea Gomez, a hairstylist at The Foundry Salon in New Braunfels, Texas, welcomed Andrew and offered to teach him all the tricks. The Salon then shared a video clip on their Facebook showing Andrew getting a few pointers on how to style his wife’s hair from the experienced hairstylist. The heartwarming footage has been viewed more than 9.2 million times already.
On Mother’s Day, the couple’s three children surprised Theresa with a gift certificate to the salon. The mom fell in love with her new hairstyle, but she was disappointed that she was unable to replicate it after she took a shower the following day.
Realizing how happy the hairstyle made his wife, Andrew decided to go back to the salon to try and get tips on how to do it himself. “I just thought she was going to show me a few things with the hair blower, how to use it, with the brush and stuff too keep it with nice volume. And all of a sudden it ends up being a 45-minute lesson.” Andrew told KENS 5.
Raigen Kelley, another stylist at the salon, who captured the moment on video and then shared it on her Facebook page, explained it is ‘proof that true love really exists.’ In the viral post, she wrote, “[It was] truly one of the best things I have been able to witness in my life. ‘[It] brought tears to my eyes. What an amazing man and what a lucky woman.”
The couple’s son Steve told Today that his father has never once complained about being his mom’s caretaker since her stroke. He even found a job as a bus driver three years ago that allows him to take of his wife during the day.
He said, “He goes to work at six and gets off at 8:30, gets home and gets her breakfast, fed and bathed. They do lunch, and then he goes back to work from two to five, then he comes home for dinner … and takes care of her and gets her ready for bed.”
Andrew revealed that Theresa took care of their family when he was traveling for work, and this was just another example of their give and take relationship.
The sweet couple didn’t even know what Facebook was until their son explained it to them, so they were understandably surprised and humbled by the massive response to their story. However, they are happy to see that it is having a positive impact on people.
He said, “This type of story may help some people, may get to them and touch them in a way that they just need to work a little harder with their relationships. You gotta just make things happen, instead of just giving up.”
How sweet is that! True love is a precious gift and this sweet couple is a reminder to us all to put in the work and effort necessary to build lasting relationships.