Heartwarming Photo: Couple hold hands as death parts them after 77 years of marriage

  • A grieving granddaughter posted a photo of her grandparents during their last moments together
  • Reddit user RealLiveGirl, from California, said her grandparents were married for 77 years
  • Online users are quick to comment on the heartbreaking photo, sharing the emotions they felt on looking at the photo

CALIFORNIA, USA – A heartwarming photo emerged online and became a reminder to the online users of the “till death do us part” part in a marriage vows.

The heartbreaking photo was posted to Reddit by a grieving granddaughter, which has shown her grandparents who were married for 77 years during their last moments together.

Reddit user RealLiveGirl, from California, shared an image of her grandparents to the social networking site with the caption: “My Grandma, 96, with my Grandpa, 100, hours before her death this weekend. 77 years of marriage.”

“I know they are my grandparents. But this picture is seriously the saddest and cutest thing I’ve ever seen,” she added.

Online users are quick to comment on the heartbreaking photo, sharing the emotions they felt on looking at the photo.

“Sorry for your loss. But what a ‘great’ way to go. Holding hands with your spouse, in a warm bed, presumably with loved ones around,” a Reddit user CramPacked said.

“Sympathy to your Grandfather who lost his lifelong wife. God bless all around,” the user added.

Another user, named Bonnieya, said “77 years of marriage. How impressive, they are still so loving.”

“It’s crazy to think they’ve had that much time together when some of us won’t even live that long,” said user Wh1teCr0w.

An article by Nicola Oakley for Mirror Co UK said that one Reddit user, identified only as hammerw, was said to be deeply affected by the image.

“This hit deep for me. My grandparents raised me and continue to allow me to live with them. They’re both 74, 5 hours apart in birth, and have been together since 16,” hammerw said.

“My grandfather’s mortality has been really hitting him mentally lately,” the user added.

Sadly, it appears the granddaughter received negative comments for sharing the photo, as she also said: “Thank you. This note made much of the ‘hate’ I’ve received worth it.”

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