Hand in hand, this elderly couple faced all of life’s challenges together. After 77 years, hand in hand, they faced death together. Their granddaughter snapped a picture and posted the touching scene on social media.
A Reddit user who goes by the name RealLiveGirl posted the photo of her grandparents online. The photo features her grandfather, age 100, and grandmother, age 96, lying in hospital beds that have been pushed up next to each other. The elderly couple is holding hands.
If 77 years of marriage isn’t a sure sign of love, I’m not sure what is! Their picture and story have been warming the hearts of millions across the internet. It is sad, but also very happy to see a couple who truly love each other until the very end.
The granddaughter, going by the username RealLiveGirl on Reddit, wrote “My Grandma, 96, with my Grandpa, 100, hours before her death this weekend. 77 years of marriage.” The granddaughter also added “I know they are my grandparents. But this picture is seriously the saddest and cutest thing I’ve ever seen.” And we absolutely agree, the image is very much bittersweet.
Her picture on Reddit gathered over 5000 likes and sparked over 1500 comments. Absolutely amazing!
“Sorry for your loss, but what a ‘great’ way to go. Holding hands with your spouse, in a warm bed, presumably with loved ones around. Sympathy to your Grandfather who lost his lifelong wife. God bless all around.”