An 88-year-old man and an 86-year-old woman have officially tied the knot, having met each other only one month ago in the nursing home they share in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.
According to CCTV News, the couple became acquainted while watching television together, and soon developed ‘stronger feelings’ for each other.
“My life is rich, and I don’t feel lonely. I didn’t have the intention of finding a second husband. To be with him is a natural thing” said the old woman, surnamed He. He’s first husband died of emphysema just over a year ago.
Other than both being in their 80s, the couple discovered they have much in common and their relationship is as strong as ever. The report added that their passion for similar hobbies, such as physical exercise (generally a favored activity among old people in China), drew them together and even strengthened their bond.
For the ceremony, the nursing home prepared a room and decorated it for the couple. They made their commitment to each other to live and love one another until the very end, and soon became the talk of the home.
They reported that the love they have found later in life is a gift, a second chance of happiness.
It just goes to show it is never too late to find your loved one. Or as the ancient saying goes, to “find love in a hopeless place”.
Best wishes to the newlyweds.
By Freya Twigden