Photo of wife carrying legless Marine husband goes viral.

Photo Of Wife Carrying Legless Marine Husband Goes Viral

The moving photo of a devoted wife carrying her legless Marine husband has taken the Internet by storm.

If you look at the close-up, Jesse and Kelly Cottle look like many other couples in love. The are both very attractive and stand with a lovely nature background posing for the shot.

However, upon zooming out you can see that clearly this is no ordinary picture. The fact is that Kelly is giving his double-amputee husband Jesse, a piggyback-ride.

That is why this photo has been such a hit.

Jesse Cottle, 28, lost both legs in Afghanistan in an IED attack during his tour of duty in 2009. The incident was recorded by a fellow Marine on a helmet camera.

After spending months recovering from his ordeal, Jesse met his future wife, Kelly at a swim meet, one of his first outings with his new prosthetic legs.

“His personality and who he is just outweighs his injuries by so much that you forget about it after a while,” the Marine’s wife Kelly explained.

The photo of the wife carrying her injured Marine husband was taken during a trip Kelly took to meet Jesse’s family in Boise, Idaho.

While taking a few family photos someone suggested taking some shots by the water nearby.

“I was carrying Jesse back to his legs, and the photographer was like,’Oh we’ll get a couple of shots of you together.’ It wasn’t planned or anything.” Kelly commented.

Photographer Sarah Ledford posted the photos on her Facebook page, which has been swamped with comments and media requests for interviews.

Jesse and Kelly Cottle by Shutterhappy Photography.
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