One of the most beautiful things about life is getting to see the simple gestures of affection and compassion elderly couples show each other.
An anonymous Love What Matters contributor reported a touching moment they witnessed while eating lunch—a 96-year-old husband feeding his 93-year-old wife who has 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.”
The dedication of this devoted husband to his wonderful wife, who most likely has lost many of her memories, demonstrates the depths to which love can extend.
It teaches us the value of looking out for and loving those we care about on a daily basis.