This beautiful portrait of an elderly naked couple embracing each other has recently gone viral as people around the world share their heartwarming testament to love.
The models in the picture – Gerry, 75, and Darwin, 70 – have been in love with each other for over twenty years, and as you can see, their love looks as strong as ever. The shots were taken by Jade Beall, a photographer from Arizona, and since she uploaded them to her Facebook page they’ve been liked over 34,000 times and shared by more than 18,000 people. “I refuse to accept the wide spread (mostly western) human belief system in regards to what is beautiful,” wrote the photographer on Instagram. “Why do we accept to believe that one thing must be more beautiful than another? Why cannot we embrace a million-billion definitions of beautiful?”
After the pictures went viral, Gerry wrote Jade a beautiful letter. “We wanted to show that wrinkles and aging, sagging body parts are NOT barriers to love unless you let them be,” he wrote. “Like fine wine or good cheese, we are more fully ourselves and more full of Love in our 70’s than we ever were in our 30’s and 40’s.”