LIFESTYLE & HEALTH

Eternal Love: Elderly Couple Passed On 90 Minutes Apart While Holding Hands On Their Beds In A Nursing Home

March 20, 2019 13:53

Marriage is an amazing experience when you get to build it and share your life with the right person. Unfortunately, most unions don't work out nowadays.

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In a book by Karl Pillemer, a gerontologist, over 700 couples who have been married for more than 30 years were interviewed. Some tips were given on how to keep the sparkle and make a marriage last the long haul.

1. First, do not get married if you're not deeply in love;

2. Always communicate your feelings;

3. Be ready to change;

4. Prioritize your partner’s needs;

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5. Treat marriage as a long-term commitment.

They lived, loved, and died together

Tom and Delma Ledbetter, 84 and 82 respectively, had been married for 62 good years. They had given their lives to one another and beautifully took their last breath together, holding hands in a nursing home on April 21, 2017.

Tom left the world first, and Delma followed an hour and thirty minutes later. While speaking to The Epoch Times, their daughter, Donetta Nichols, said:

”It was exactly how they wanted to go. It couldn’t have been any better.”

The video of them holding hands before dying has gone viral, inspiring people to tell their love stories. Tom and Delma met in their early 20’s through mutual friends and knew they were meant to be together for life.

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They got married three weeks after their first date!

They lived their lives happily, travelling around the world, and were survived by two daughters, seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren!

In April 2017, Delma became ill, and Tom followed shortly. They were both taken to nursing homes where they passed away.

Everyone adores love!

Ever since the post about the elderly couple hit social media, thousands of comments have praised their love.

A user, Maria Fernadez, commented:

"Awesome true story."

Another wrote:

"True love never dies."

We hope this story inspires couples out there to give it all it takes to their marriages.

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