A photo of an elderly man feeding his wife ice cream on a sweltering summer day is warming hearts all over the internet.
Brent Kelley, a 34-year-old pastor from Tennessee was taking three of his children to a Sonic restaurant in Franklin on Monday afternoon when he spotted a couple and snapped a photo.
Kelley posted the photo straight on Facebook with the caption: “So today, I took the kids to the pool and we stopped for ice cream on the way home. When I got my ice cream and pulled out, I realized that this elderly man beside me was sitting out side his car door, spoon feeding his wife ice cream who also looked in her late eighties. He draped a towel over her and slowly fed his bride in the 98 degree temperature. It was a beautiful display of love.”
The photo has since been liked over 973,000 times and shared over 375,000 times. Facebook users are commenting things like: “That’s the way it should be,” and “That’s real love.” Another was so touched she wrote: “So lucky to have someone in your life, who loves you unconditionally . Right or wrong together till the end friend’s, lovers , partners husband an wife LOVE !!!!”
Kelley told TODAY, “It was the perfect representation of what love is. It was unselfish. It was 98 degrees and he’s sitting next to the pavement, which is also warm, and he’s feeding his wife ice cream because she’s disabled.”
The couple is believed to be in their 80s and we hope they will come forward with the media attention surrounding this photo.
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[Featured Image Credit: Brent Kelley/Facebook]