Reports of an elderly man who took his wife to the mall and bought her a diamond ring with stacks of cash he earned from years of hard work as a trash collector in Korla, Xinjiang has melted hearts all over the web (including ours).
A post by Weibo user @zhelishixinjiang said that the man, appearing to be in his 70s, helped his wife try on diamond rings before purchasing one with change he had accumulated over the years.
“We’ve been leading a hard life. I just hope to cheer her up,” he said in the store.
On Weibo, well-wishers praised the elderly couple for serving as a hopeful reminder that romance isn’t dead. “This is the most romantic thing to ever happen in my hometown Korla. I wish them a better life!” user “__cailing” wrote.
“Holding hands as they grow old, it’s the most romantic thing,” another user said.