“True love isn’t Romeo and Juliet; it’s grandma and grandpa who grew old together.”
Everyone has been gushing about the love story of Romeo and Juliet but while that is among the most famous love stories of all time, it ended in tragedy that cut their young lives short. So, we never really learned what might have happened to them as they grew older.
After all, there are a lot of stories about romantic couples who later fell apart and separated. This is the reason why more netizens are impressed with stories about old couples who remain in love despite their age and the hardships they had faced together in the decades that they have been united.
Take for example this sweet moment between an old couple, taken at SM Dasmariñas in Dasmariñas, Cavite in the Philippines.
Netizen JJ Villanueva shares how he spotted the two as they walked together inside the mall. Touched by what he saw, he said that this was surely proof of true love.
Akay-akay ni tatay si nanay habang may dalang upuan.. si nanay, hindi umaalpas at nakaabre-syete kay tatay..
Una, akala ko ay simple lamang silang namamasyal at nagpapalamig sa mall.. pero nang makita ko na silang maglakad, dito na ko nagsimulang maiyak..
Paika-ika kung maglakad si nanay.. mabagal at mabigat ang kanyang mga hakbang.. tiyak na may pilay sya at may iniindang karamdaman..
Subalit sa kabila ng kanyang kapansanan at kakulangan, nariyan si tatay, naka-alalay, nakahawak, at hinding-hindi bumibitaw.. ang kanilang mga padyak, mga apak, mga paa ay sinkrunisadong gumagalaw.. at sa kanilang paglalakad ay mararamdaman mong sila ay bahagi ng iisang katawan.. at ang kanilang mga puso, iisa ang ritmiko at sabay na nagsasayaw..
Villanueva was so touched by the moment that he took a video of the old couple as they sweetly walked together in that mall. He said he had tears in his eyes as he took that video and watched the two.