Photo capturing ‘beautiful display of love’ between husband and wife goes viral

“Love is such a beautiful thing”

Rachel Hosie@rachel_hosie
Wednesday 26 July 2017 08:57

There are many ways in which love manifests itself.

And often the signs of true love aren’t the big or clichéd romantic gestures, but rather the little things - the cup of tea in bed every morning, waiting for you to get home before watching your favourite TV show, liking every single one of your Instagrams without fail.

Love is ageless, as one couple recently proved. And the story has now gone viral.

An elderly man and woman were spotted at Sonic - a US drive-in chain - by Brent Kelley, a minister from Fairview, Tennessee, USA.

It was an incredibly hot day, with temperatures of 98°F (37°C), so 34-year-old Kelley had gone to Sonic to get some ice cream for his children.

Whilst there, Kelley realised they weren’t the only ones who fancied some ice cream, as he witnessed an extremely poignant moment.

“So today, I took the kids to the pool and we stopped for ice cream on the way home,” Kelley wrote on Facebook.

“When I got my ice cream and pulled out, I realised that this elderly man beside me was sitting outside his car door, spoon-feeding his wife ice cream who also looked in her late eighties.

“He draped a towel over her and slowly fed his bride in the 98 degree temperature. It was a beautiful display of love.”

And the photo has touched people across the world, now with 612,000 reactions, 260,000 shares and 45,000 comments.

“True love,” commented many people. “Goals,” added others.

The man in the photo was called “a wonderful gentleman,” and some pointed out that it’s not something you see every day.

“One day I would love to be that lucky,” added one person.

And many agreed that, quite simply: “Love is such a beautiful thing.”

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