A photo of an elderly man feeding his wife at Wendys on their date night is tugging at the heart strings of thousands after being shared on the popular Facebook page Love What Matters. The user who uploaded the photo on Feb. 24, said she briefly spoke to the unidentified man, who told her that his wife was suffering from Alzheimers, and that they were on the brink of reaching 75 years of marriage.
As I was sitting eating my double cheeseburger at Wendys, I glanced over at this older couple, and thought Thats sweet And continued with my meal, the user posted alongside the photo. But when I looked again, in between bites, I saw this gentleman feeding his wife. My whole life Ive yearned for a love that strong.
The user posted that when the man got up to throw away his food, she asked him how long they had been together.
He looked at me and asked me to guess his age but not to guess too low, she wrote. After a few guesses he told me he was 96 and his wife is 93 who is suffering from Alzheimers. This is their date night. He also told me that if they make it till June, they will be celebrating 75 years of marriage!