Love can be such a sad and weary game to play. We struggle between an uncontrollable desire to make things work and nudging our egos up to the point we burn out.

Paradoxically, it’s never been so easy to feel this lonely in the age of dating apps when your love interest is available a swipe away. So we all need a gentle reminder not only for a dentist’s visit, but also so that we know that true love exists and that we all deserve it.

And for this reason, Bored Panda has compiled some of the most beautiful and heartwarming couple posts to lift up our spirits. Most importantly, it’s little things that seem to keep the flame burning, like a plastic cockroach you've put into each other's shoe for the past 20 years or playing Mario Kart over a cup of tea since 2001.

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Marie's Family Abandoned Her After She Married Jake, Her True Love In 1948. They're Still Happily Married For Over 70 Years Through The Power Of Love

Marie's Family Abandoned Her After She Married Jake, Her True Love In 1948. They're Still Happily Married For Over 70 Years Through The Power Of Love

Her dad told her, "If you marry that man you will never set foot in this house again." Mary soon learned that most people felt the same way. The first years of their marriage living in Birmingham were hell - no one would speak to them, they couldn’t find anywhere to live because no one would rent to a black man, and they had no money. But they didn't give up.
 
Gradually life became easier. Mary got teaching jobs, ending up as a deputy headteacher. Jake worked in a factory and then got a job at the Post Office. Slowly they made friends, but it was difficult. Mary used to tell people, "Before I invite you to my home... My husband is black." Some would never talk to her again.
 
Last year they celebrated their 70th anniversary and they are still very much in love, and never regretted what they did.

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Maiun
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5 months ago

Beautiful couple. Racism is so ugly and makes no sense to me.

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#2

91 Year Old Vivian Boyack Marrying Her Girlfriend Alice Dubes After 72 Years Of Relationship

91 Year Old Vivian Boyack Marrying Her Girlfriend Alice Dubes After 72 Years Of Relationship

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
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5 months ago

GO LESBIANS!!!

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#3

If This Isn't Goals Idk What Is

If This Isn't Goals Idk What Is

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
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5 months ago

Too sweet!

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To find out what lifelong healthy relationships have in common and what we could all learn from them, Bored Panda reached out to Lise Deguire, a clinical psychologist and author of “Flashback Girl: Lessons on Resilience From a Burn Survivor.”

“Maintaining a lifelong healthy and loving relationship takes time, effort, and commitment,” the psychologist stated and continued: “Most relationships start off in the halo of romantic love, in which their partner is gorgeous, perfect, and never does anything wrong. But romantic love is just a phase, and it passes over time (usually 6 months to 3 years after moving in together).”

#4

Husband Spends 2 Years Planting Thousands Of Scented Flowers For His Blind Wife To Smell And Get Her Out Of Depression

Husband Spends 2 Years Planting Thousands Of Scented Flowers For His Blind Wife To Smell And Get Her Out Of Depression

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
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5 months ago

This is such a kind gesture. What a hardworking, living husband she has.

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#5

The Davids

The Davids

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ADHORTATOR
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5 months ago

The two Santas :-)

Bisexuali-tea
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5 months ago

I am your 69th upvote!

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Michelle M
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5 months ago

An Uncle David who builds cool stuffs. Another uncle David who makes amazing pudding. I need me an Uncle David

ispeak catanese
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5 months ago

They're the best! They'll adopt you as their niece like they have all their IG followers!

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Merty Robinson
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5 months ago

The shirts and beards though! So cute.

Hannah Edwards
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5 months ago

I want them to adopt me.

Kirsten Kerkhof
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5 months ago

And you're leaving us without the recipe???

Agnes Jekyll
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5 months ago

My thoughts exactly!

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kybourbonpearls
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5 months ago

Can they be my Uncle Davids too?

Laura Würker
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5 months ago

I read somewere that they always wear the same outfit.

Phantom Captain
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5 months ago

SO CUTE!!!

Mamma Mia
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5 months ago

I wanna hang out with the Davids!

Oskar vanZandt
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5 months ago

Uncles David & David... two creative minds. Brilliant! I fancy some of that pudding... :D

ryan
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5 months ago

THEIR EVEN MATCHING!!!!!

Asy EnderDragon
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5 months ago

cute

Angela B
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5 months ago

Love this photo! You are very lucky to have two amazing (and talented Uncles)!

DogMom
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5 months ago

OMG the matching shirts! Can they adopt me as a niece?

Mewton’s Third Paw
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5 months ago

They look amazing together too!

Heather Makemson
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5 months ago

This is the cutest bearded couple of all time.

Josh Tall
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5 months ago

OMFG!!! I love this!

Sitting pigeon panda
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5 months ago

thats cute.

Autumnal whispers
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5 months ago

Gorgeous 😍

Rubee Tubesteak
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5 months ago

They are so cute!

Lianna Valdez
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5 months ago

I love these men and everything they express. They are true gentleman.

InfectedVoice
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5 months ago

I would love to sit down a have a few beers with these two, I bet they have stories for days.

Virgil Sanders
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5 months ago (edited)

these are two very cool uncles. and that pudding looks delicious!

Autumn
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5 months ago

That pudding sounds goood

Michael Kobr
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3 months ago

They're so cool!

Lois Wisman
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4 months ago

Two beautiful men

Susan Egan
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5 months ago

I want to sit in that yard with them and have butterscotch raspberry pudding. They look like my kind of people.

Diana Powers
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5 months ago

Adorable! I love the 'Gateway'!

M Kate McCulloch
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5 months ago (edited)

Okay okay okay - so it should be (IMO) Uncle David (your Uncle) and Uncle Odie (Other David).

Ingela Axelsson
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5 months ago

Love this...🐈💕🐾

Nikki Hilton
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5 months ago

How amazingly talented he is!

Patzpie
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5 months ago

❤️❤️❤️❤️🥰🥰🥰🥰

Lululoohoo
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5 months ago

omgosh I would sit down with them right now & have some butterscotch raspberry pudding & just shoot the s**t all day!

23AClark
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5 months ago

❤❤❤❤❤

Kathy B
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5 months ago

There is so much joy in this picture!

Judith Wilson
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5 months ago

Well that does it! I'm moving to where they are!!!

sTeALtHy
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5 months ago

butterscotch raspberry pudding sounds AMAZING

maya Gomez
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5 months ago

=p

Lauri Ceriani
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5 months ago

I love this so much! It just makes me smile, inside and out!

Olga Purington
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5 months ago

I want them to adopt me.

saynogo
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5 months ago

The Uncle Davids are some of the best stuff ion the internet.

marianne eliza
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5 months ago

I would never have thought of pairing butterscotch with raspberries. Sounds yummy.

JonaLou2U
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5 months ago

I love your Uncle David's. Beautiful life!

cursed--alien
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5 months ago

I don't think I could marry someone with the same name as me

HooowlAtTheMoon
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5 months ago

May I have an Uncle David please? And maybe some of that pudding..?

Suzanne Clark
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5 months ago

Butterscotch, raspberries, and whipped cream: my idea of heaven. (they're adorable, too).

Madison Sadler
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5 months ago

UwU

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Brothers from another mother! Awesome x

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#6

Every Day My Parents Play Mario Kart 64 To See Who Will Make A Cuppa Tea. They’ve Done This Religiously Since 2001

Every Day My Parents Play Mario Kart 64 To See Who Will Make A Cuppa Tea. They’ve Done This Religiously Since 2001

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Sum Guy
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5 months ago

Holy s**t... in my eyes, these are our winners

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Lise explained that as soon as romantic love has passed, “the real couple's work begins. People need to learn to be good listeners, to be empathetic toward their partners, to lessen their own emotional reactivity, and to be respectful, even during times of disagreement.”

“All this takes a lot of work, and frankly, most people were never taught how to be a good communicator.” In fact, “many couples would benefit from seeing a certified marriage therapist, to provide coaching, help and support,” Lise said.

#7

This Vietnamese Couple Has Been Married For 70 Years

This Vietnamese Couple Has Been Married For 70 Years

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

Their happiness radiates through them. Sweet.

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#8

An Old Man Taking Pictures Of His Wife Without Her Realizing

An Old Man Taking Pictures Of His Wife Without Her Realizing

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
5 months ago

This is too sweet!

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#9

This Couple And Their Cockroach

This Couple And Their Cockroach

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Michelle M
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5 months ago

Me: *grab my plastic grasshopper*

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When asked about the concept of “true love,” which is so widely popularized by TV and media, Lise said that the whole concept of it is really nothing but “a holdover from the romantic love phase, discussed above.”

“Surely there are people that are naturally great partners for us, people who share our values, who make us laugh, who are attractive to us. But there is probably more than one person in the whole world with whom you can be happy. And again, romantic love is a blissful time, but it truly is just the beginning phase of a lifelong commitment,” the clinical psychologist and award-winning book author concluded.

#10

This Is Who I Married

This Is Who I Married

I was painting my nails and made a comment that I forget I don't have to paint my pinky nail on my left hand. I simply forget that I lost my pinky, but it is always kind of a bummer when I am reminded. Matt said "I will be your surrogate pinky. You can paint my pinky to match your nails for the rest of our lives"
And so we did...
I cannot imagine a sweeter, kinder man. No words adequately describe our love.

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Tanisha Finlayson
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5 months ago

AWWWWWWWW

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#11

Beautiful Couple

Beautiful Couple

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Miocha
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5 months ago

beautiful couple!

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#12

Howard Foster And Myra Clark Reconnected And Married More Than 45 Years Later After Racism Forced Them Apart. They Now Hold Hands While They Fall Asleep Every Night

Howard Foster And Myra Clark Reconnected And Married More Than 45 Years Later After Racism Forced Them Apart. They Now Hold Hands While They Fall Asleep Every Night

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

True love transcends time and space.

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#13

Quarantine Doesn’t Stop Husband From Supporting His Wife During Her Chemo Treatments

Quarantine Doesn’t Stop Husband From Supporting His Wife During Her Chemo Treatments

"No visitors allowed for Chemo due to the virus but that didn’t stop Albert L. Conner! Thank you for all your continued love and support."

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Angela B
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5 months ago

*crying*

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#14

60 Years On And My Grandad Still Looks At My Granny With So Much Love

60 Years On And My Grandad Still Looks At My Granny With So Much Love

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Nerdlife
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5 months ago

Aww my heart🥺

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#15

They Were Surfing On An Ironing Board In A Rain - Now I Understand The Importance Of Finding Someone To Grow Old With

They Were Surfing On An Ironing Board In A Rain - Now I Understand The Importance Of Finding Someone To Grow Old With

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Andrei Chikatilo
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5 months ago

correction: to stay young with

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#16

Proud Dads

Proud Dads

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Francis
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5 months ago

and the baby is like "yeeaah that's nice!"

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#17

I Think About That A Lot

I Think About That A Lot

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
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5 months ago

Awwwwwh

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#18

He Was Dirt Poor, She Was Rich. Her Family Threatened To Disown Her If She Married Him

He Was Dirt Poor, She Was Rich. Her Family Threatened To Disown Her If She Married Him

She decided she loved him more than any inheritance and went on to marry him and have two kids. He loved her so much he died holding her hand. Ladies and gentlemen, my grandparents.

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
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5 months ago

Sorry for your loss.

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#19

My Mom Fast Asleep And Holding My Dad's Arm About 30 Minutes Before He Passed Away. I've Never Shared This Photo Before, But Thought It Was A Great Picture Of True Love

My Mom Fast Asleep And Holding My Dad's Arm About 30 Minutes Before He Passed Away. I've Never Shared This Photo Before, But Thought It Was A Great Picture Of True Love

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
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5 months ago

Powerful photo. Very sorry for your loss xxx

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#20

The Coolest Couple I Know 1972 / 2019

The Coolest Couple I Know 1972 / 2019

"He was in law school, so he needed a reader (the university provides them, for the visually impaired). She was his reader. They became friends, and then..."

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

They are cool, and beautiful. They look as if they've barely aged.

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#21

This Is True Love

This Is True Love

The story behind this picture of my grandparents: They have been married for over 60 years. My grandmother is suffering from dementia and has recently had a stroke. But as soon as he walked in she said “that’s my boyfriend Willis” and he laid there with her.

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

I think I'm going to cry.

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#22

I Married My Best Friend This Weekend

I Married My Best Friend This Weekend

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
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5 months ago

Good on you! You make an adorable couple!

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#23

This Adorable Arab Couple

This Adorable Arab Couple

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ADHORTATOR
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5 months ago

wonderful picture

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#24

Japanese Married Couple Wears Coordinated Outfits Everyday

Japanese Married Couple Wears Coordinated Outfits Everyday

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
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5 months ago

Adorable.

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#25

40 Years, Folks. 40 Years

40 Years, Folks. 40 Years

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ADHORTATOR
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5 months ago

Punk' s not dead but he lost his hair :-)

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#26

Smart

Smart

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Vicky Zar
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5 months ago

This is so very sweet and important. Not everyone can express love by saying the words, for whatever reason.

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#27

We Were In A Long Line At The Grocery. This Man Said He Had To Go Use The Restroom, But Instead He Secretly Bought Flowers For His Wife And Hid Them Behind His Back

We Were In A Long Line At The Grocery. This Man Said He Had To Go Use The Restroom, But Instead He Secretly Bought Flowers For His Wife And Hid Them Behind His Back

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
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5 months ago

Aww! he's so sweet!

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#28

The Couple On The Woodstock Album Cover, Still Together 50 Years Later

The Couple On The Woodstock Album Cover, Still Together 50 Years Later

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
5 months ago

Relationship goals!

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#29

Candid Shots Show A Victorian Couple From The 1890s Who Cannot Help But Laugh When Getting Their Picture Taken

Candid Shots Show A Victorian Couple From The 1890s Who Cannot Help But Laugh When Getting Their Picture Taken

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Miocha
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5 months ago

so cute!

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#30

Goals

Goals

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doris van natta
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5 months ago

A new goal for you.

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#31

Relationship Goals

Relationship Goals

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
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5 months ago

That's so cute!

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#32

I Have Covid And My Fiancee Leaves Food For Me And Then Sits In The Hallway So We Can Eat Together. Tonight I Got Surprise Hot Cocoa

I Have Covid And My Fiancee Leaves Food For Me And Then Sits In The Hallway So We Can Eat Together. Tonight I Got Surprise Hot Cocoa

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Sum Guy
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5 months ago

Covid is a horrible thing to get... for a lot of people, it showed how much people still cared for each other. How far they would go for each other

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#33

1967-2018 Same Bike, Same Couple

1967-2018 Same Bike, Same Couple

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow!

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#34

Hiking

Hiking

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
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5 months ago

Aw, what a sweet story. Congrats!

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#35

Two Of My Clients, A Couple Who Have Been Together For Over 40 Years, Found Out That I Like Ducks. So They Stopped By My Office For The Sole Purpose Of Bringing Me Every Duck They Owned

Two Of My Clients, A Couple Who Have Been Together For Over 40 Years, Found Out That I Like Ducks. So They Stopped By My Office For The Sole Purpose Of Bringing Me Every Duck They Owned

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Tahani
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5 months ago

Awwwww

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#36

Couple At Woodstock 48 Hours After They Met And 50 Years Later

Couple At Woodstock 48 Hours After They Met And 50 Years Later

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Michelle M
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5 months ago

A great picture. I've seen it many times

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#37

Awesome

Awesome

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R L
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5 months ago

Good idea for dementia sufferers- it's a cruel disease.

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#38

My Dad Was Admitted To The Hospital Right Before Christmas. We Didn't Know If He Would Make It Home At All And Especially Not For Christmas

My Dad Was Admitted To The Hospital Right Before Christmas. We Didn't Know If He Would Make It Home At All And Especially Not For Christmas

This is my parents slow dancing to "I'll be home for Christmas" on Christmas Day.

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Francis
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5 months ago

i'm not crying! YOU ARE! :')

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#39

Husband And Wife Getting Wholesomely Weird When No One Is Watching

Husband And Wife Getting Wholesomely Weird When No One Is Watching

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
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5 months ago

This is what I call relationship goals!

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#40

Today I Married My Best Friend

Today I Married My Best Friend

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Confused Flamingo
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5 months ago

Congratulations 😊

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#41

Today My Wife Is Officially Under 200 Lbs And I Was Finally Able To Do A Chin Up For The First Time In My Life

Today My Wife Is Officially Under 200 Lbs And I Was Finally Able To Do A Chin Up For The First Time In My Life

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Michelle M
Community Member
5 months ago

Congratulations

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#42

To Scare Your Boyfriend

To Scare Your Boyfriend

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

This is too cute. But, I need to know, who gave up first?

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#43

Elderly Man Learns To Do Wife's Makeup Before She Turns Blind

Elderly Man Learns To Do Wife's Makeup Before She Turns Blind

"Why I love my job so much! Meet Jean and Brian two of our very loyal customers, Brian was in for another makeup lesson today as he does his wife's makeup every day as she is going blind, such a wonderful couple who live their life to the full!"

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

She looks fabulous.

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#44

83 & 84-Year-Old Couple Model Clothes Forgotten At Their Laundry Shop In Taiwan

83 & 84-Year-Old Couple Model Clothes Forgotten At Their Laundry Shop In Taiwan

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

They're rocking this look better than most people.

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#45

This Canadian Couple Got Married Twice

This Canadian Couple Got Married Twice

After nine months of their marriage, a huge pole dropped on the lady's head, causing her a head injury which further resulted in a memory loss. She had no idea who he was and fell in love with him again. Two years later, they got married again.

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
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5 months ago

Oof, hope she's doing better now! Lovely story and congrats!

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#46

My Wife Before And After Saying "I Love You"

My Wife Before And After Saying "I Love You"

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Francis
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5 months ago

LOL :D like the doggo pics just better :-)

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#47

The Things My Dad Sends My Mom

The Things My Dad Sends My Mom

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nikita-joy Hendricks
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5 months ago

This is so cute

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#48

2020 Ain’t All Bad. I Asked This Handsome Fellow On The Right To Marry Me And He Said Yes

2020 Ain’t All Bad. I Asked This Handsome Fellow On The Right To Marry Me And He Said Yes

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Michelle M
Community Member
5 months ago

Yay!

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#49

Game Shotgun

Game Shotgun

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Vicky Zar
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5 months ago

I do that too! :D

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#50

Love Is Love

Love Is Love

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Michelle M
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5 months ago

Sums it all up

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