"I saw this elderly gentleman dining by himself, with an old picture of a lady in front of him. I though maybe I could brighten his day by talking to him.
As I had assumed, she was his wife. But I didn’t expect such an interesting story. They met when they were both 17. They dated briefly, then lost contact when he went to war and her family moved. But he said he thought about her the entire war. After his return, he decided to look for her. He searched for her for 10 years and never dated anyone. People told him he was crazy, to which he replied “I am. Crazy in love”. On a trip to California, he went to a barber shop. He told the barber how he had been searching for a girl for ten years. The barber went to his phone and called his daughter in. It was her! She had also been searching for him and never dated either.
He proposed immediately and they were married for 55 years before her death 5 years ago. He still celebrates her birthday and their anniversary. He takes her picture with him everywhere and kisses her goodnight.
Some inspiring things he said;
"I was a very rich man. Not with money, but with love"
"I never had a single argument with my wife, but we had lots of debates"
"People are like candles. At any moment a breeze can blow it out, so enjoy the light while you have it."
"Tell your wife that you love her everyday. And be sure to ask her, have I told you that I love you lately?"
Be sure to talk to the elderly. Especially strangers. You may think that you will brighten their day, but you may be surprised that they can actually brighten yours.”
This is beautiful.
This is the single best Ask Amy response I’ve ever read
i love it when people who do shit things write in asks to validate their shittiness and it backfires. It feeds me
Claiming there is no other life in the universe is like scooping up some water, looking at the cup and claiming there are no whales in the ocean– Neil deGrasse Tyson in response to “Aliens can’t exist because we haven’t found them yet” (via goldentulips)
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Kristin Bauer van Straten is selling her True Blood script (7.07, ‘Almost Home’ that just aired last week).
The script is signed by Kristin Bauer van Straten, Alexander Skarsgard, Sam Trammell, Stephen Moyer, Carrie Preston, Ryan Kwanten, Deborah Ann Woll, Rutger Hauer, Chris Bauer, Jim Parrack, Bailey Noble, Nathan Parsons, Anna Camp, Michael McMillian, John W. Godley (Plus an unidentified autograph on the script top left corner under Bailey Noble.)
You will also get a Pam photo signed & personalized for you by Kristin Bauer van Straten!
The auction is for Out For Africa, Kristin’s cause to save the elephants and rhinos from a genocide of their species in Africa.
Auction ends (Aug 22, 2014 12:41:50 PDT)
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this was the best scene ever… of all time
I need this in my life at all times.
THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN
I’VE BEEN TRYING TO FIND THIS FOR SEVEN YEARS
DO YOU UNDERSTAND HOW HARD IT IS TO ?????
I’m fucking dying
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