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Blind Couple Marries After Their Guide Dogs Become Inseparable

Blind Couple Marries After Their Guide Dogs Become Inseparable
A Lifetime Of Double Dates Ahead!

Prepare the Kleenex, for this is maybe the cutest story ever. Back in 2012, Claire Johnson and Mark Gaffey, who are both blind, met after they each signed up to be paired with seeing-eye companions at a guide dog training program in the UK. For two weeks, they worked extensively with their Labrador retrievers, Venice and Rodd, and during that time, the dogs developed a deep fondness for each other. “The trainers said that it was the romance of the course, the two dogs,” says Claire in the video above. “They’d always pull towards one another, ignore all the other dogs.” Venice and Rodd’s burgeoning relationship led Claire and Mark to spend more and more time together on doggie playdates, and sure enough, soon romance began to blossom between them as well. Last weekend, Claire and Mark were married, with their dogs/matchmakers acting as ring bearers during the ceremony.

“I have no doubt that our guide dogs brought us together and helped me find my true love,” says Claire. “Much like our two guide dogs, we really are best friends and soul mates.” Cutest foursome ever. [The Dodo]

It’s Time To Cry: Couple Married For 65 Years Dies 11 Hours Apart

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Harold and Ruth Knapke were childhood friends who started a romantic correspondence while Harold, known as “Doc,” served in the army during World War II. The wartime flirtation turned into a real-life relationship when Doc returned (as Ruth put it, “I let him chase me until I caught him!”), and the couple were soon married. During their 65-year marriage, they raised 6 children together, tended to their Ohio farm, and remained hopelessly devoted to each other. Earlier this month, days before their 66-year anniversary, Doc died in the nursing home room they shared. Eleven hours later, so did Ruth. Doc and Ruth had both been ailing, but the couple’s children believe Doc went first “as a final act of love.” “We believe he wanted to accompany her out of this life and into the next one, and he did,” their daughter explained. “It is really just a love story,” said another daughter. “They were so committed and loyal and dedicated, they weren’t going to go anywhere without the other one.” [Dayton Daily News]

Girl Talk: The Anatomy Of A Failed Relationship

If you are the hopeless romantic type, this story might appeal to you. Alternately, if you are the jaded, anti-love breakup schadenfreude type, this story might appeal to you, too. This is about the last time I fell over-the-top in love, and the really terrible way it ended. Keep reading »

Paternity Test Reunites Couple After 23 Years Apart

A couple in England was reunited recently after over 23 years apart when the woman tracked down the man to give a DNA sample for a paternity test. Sarah Daniels, 42, showed up at Roy Cook’s door after ending their brief eight-month romance 23 years earlier. She was 17 the last time she saw him and pregnant with his baby, although she didn’t know that at the time. She moved quickly to a new relationship and when a pregnancy test came up positive, she assumed her new dude was the daddy. That guy split after baby Danny was born and a few years ago when he reappeared in their lives, Sarah realized there were no physical similarities between the two men. That’s when she remembered Roy and decided to track him down. Keep reading »

The Weirdest Love Stories Of 2010

Despite having the most information (ever) at our fingertips and the greatest likelihood (ever) of being caught and made an object of public scorn and ridicule for doing dumb things, we are living in an age of people doing really dumb stuff. Sure, people have always done super ridiculous stuff (like creating the Anglican church) but, somewhere between “Say Anything” and “Jackass,” we started making a bunch of questionable calls about love and relationships. Here are the most interesting things we learned from the past year’s worth of weird news. Keep reading »

Watch The Story Of Danny And Annie


Get your tissues ready for this one. StoryCorps, an organization that records and archives people’s stories, has started broadcasting animated shorts of some of those stories on a PBS show called “POV.” This one, called “Danny and Annie,” is the tearjerker tale of “Brooklynites Danny, an OTB clerk, and Annie, a nurse,” [who] remember their life together—from their first date to Danny’s final days with terminal cancer.” It’s a reminder of how fleeting life is and how lucky we are if we can find someone to love and share the ride with. [via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

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