"It Was A Special Moment:" Man Takes Photo Of Aged Couple On The Subway, Showing The World That True Love Indeed Exists
July 11, 2019 16:36 By Mambee
In a society where relationships barely last the long haul, it is difficult to have hope in the concept of love.
The greatest city on earth to live in, and to be able to work in one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation, doing something that you love, feels absolutely incredible.#blessed pic.twitter.com/JJQPN0ttZZ— Justin Blake (@Justin_Blake212) January 29, 2018
Every now and then, an Internet user reassures the world that true love does exist.
Blake Ricker, a nurse in New York City, was on his way to meet his friends for dinner when he stumbled upon the most beautiful sight.
An aged couple was lost in a world of their own as they stared at each other. Oblivious of the fact that they were on the subway, the lovebirds were in a warm embrace.
While speaking to CBS News, Ricker said:
"The more you kept looking at them, the more you could see how in love they were with each other. It was a special moment."
If anyone recognizes this sweet couple, please let me know. I’d love to send them a copy of this picture for them to have. Unfortunately my stop came and I was unable to send them it.— Justin Blake (@Justin_Blake212) July 18, 2018
-(Taken on the NYC 1 train, towards downtown/Brooklyn, on Tuesday Evening, July 17th, 2018) pic.twitter.com/2mYZT77Wys
When he got off, he realized he could not stop staring at the phenomenal photo and decided he had to find them. He then shared the picture on Twitter and the reaction he got was mind-blowing!
The post garnered over 8,800 retweets and over 20,000 likes.
Beautiful pic. What a lovely thing you're doing. I hope you find them. When you do, please thank them for sharing the hope of undying love with us! Thank you too, Blake! ❤️— Lisa Mckean (@jbwsgirl) July 23, 2018
This made my heart happy.— Jessie Bahrey (@JessieBahrey) July 24, 2018
What a beautiful picture. You captured a true life be moment.— Karri Russell (@EmpoweredShe) July 24, 2018
I LOVE this picture. So nice to see something so pure and beautiful on twitter. Thank you for sharing it and I so hope you find them!— Sarah Angelopoulos (@Sarangelop) July 23, 2018
Luckily, his wish was fulfilled as Karen Kettering Dimit, the couple’s in-law, reached out to him and revealed that Marilyn, 83, and Lester Dimit, 84 were on a date night to celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary.
Rocker explained to Pix 11 that Marilyn and Lester were flattered by the attention they received. However, they would prefer to stay out of the spotlight.
this made my heart so happy pic.twitter.com/ncDsIKb4V8— belle 🌻 (@dobeldobeldobel) July 28, 2018
Stories like this remind us that it is possible to find love. Kudos to Blake for sharing this beautiful photo with the world!