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.
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.
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.
This is my parents slow dancing to “I’ll be home for Christmas” on Christmas Day.
“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.”
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.
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.
“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…”
“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!”
“After 114 days I got to hug my husband today. I also washed a lot of dishes. Proof where there’s a will there’s a way! I love you, Steve Daniel.”
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.
Man, I am so blessed to have these two to show me what real love looks like.
Surgery to repair what 4 pregnancies did to her abdominals went really well and she slowly regained consciousness as she reached for my hand…
I told them I took their photo and loved how they were still holding hands, the husband said, “it’s a habit I’ve had for 63 years and we’re hoping to make it 70”
My girlfriend surprised me with this bear as a pure gesture of kindness. Now I am a 23 year old male with a Teddy Bear and have no shame! I am so grateful for my girlfriend!
We now both have over five years clean from drugs and alcohol and we have a 3 year old girl. Life has been challenging but compared to our old lives, we are quite literally living a dream!
She’ll always be my favorite part of any picture though.
Travelling through 8 different countries, the journey took him a total of 4 months. 43 years on the couple are still happily married in Sweden.
With everything going on in the world today, it’s sometimes hard to find the light in the darkness. But mom and baby are healthy and happy, and that truly makes me smile.