If you’re looking around and feeling sore that ‘no – one stays together anymore’ – I’ve got something to warm your heart!
Cao Yuehua and his wife Wang Deyi have been dubbed ‘the most romantic couple in China.’
The spouses returned to the Northern Hot Springs Park in southwest China’s Chongqing city this week.
They returned to stage a commemorative photoshoot and have a celebration ceremony at the place where they married 70 years ago.
The beautiful story of the 98-year-old lovers has melted the hearts of people across the world.
Their love even thrived through the decades despite being kept apart during World War II.
Cao and Wang are originally from Shanghai. But the couple fled to Chongqing when the war broke out.
Both of them enlisted to defend against the ensuing Japanese invasion.
Cao, a translator, was sent to the China-Burma-India Theater. This was a vital frontline during WWII.
But he could only communicate with his then-girlfriend Wang through a series of love letters.
After the war, Cao immediately returned to Chongqing to marry Wang – an amateur poet fluent in three languages – and the pair have been happily married ever since.
Friends and family came to celebrate their love this week. But it is not the first time the couple have returned to the spot where they married – they held a similar ceremony for sixtieth anniversary.
At the end of the ceremony, Cao reportedly turned to Wang and vowed to return to the same spot for photos and again when they both turn 100.
After the celebration, Wang told local media his wife is never far from his thoughts, reports Asia One: ‘couples need to care for each other. I think of her at anytime, and so does she.’