81-Year-Old Sweethearts Reunite After 62 Years


Well, my eye makeup is ruined. This is the story of Jack, an 81-year-old widowed veteran, en route to see his high school sweetheart, who he hasn’t seen in over 60 years. Recently back in touch, the two have been talking on the phone and have exchanged photos. “She hasn’t aged well,” he says, “but I don’t care.” Jack is so nervous about seeing Betty again that he took a Valium before his flight; luckily, his seat mate was there to calm him down and capture his joyful reunion on film. Maybe I’m just hormonal, but I bawled. Old people in wheelchairs, madly in love — there is hope for us all!

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