We have all heard stories such as The Notebook, in which two human beings’ love is literally undying. Apparently such was the case with a couple, married for 65-years, who could not bear to part without the other — the two died 40 minutes apart.
Italvino and Diva Possa died recently lying side-by-side in the same hospital room, only 40 minutes apart, according to a report in Express UK. Italvino — who was 89 — was fighting leukemia since last summer, while Diva Possa had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in April and was undergoing chemotherapy.
Diva’s condition took a turn for the worst last week and she summoned her whole family to the hospital, according to the couple’s grandson, Rafael Max.
“She felt that her time was coming and asked to see her relatives. My grandfather went to (her room in the) hospital too. They had a private conversation together and after that they both seemed at peace with everything.”
After seeing the interactions between the loving couple, nurses at the hospital in Brazil decided to move Italvino from another room in the same medical facility, into an empty bed in Diva’s room. They pushed the beds together so the couple could hold hands.
He died first, and after Diva was told that her husband of 65 years had passed away, she died in less than an hour, Rafael says.
“After he died my aunt whispered in my grandmother’s ear that my grandfather had passed away in peace. At that moment she became more peaceful. It was as if he had opened the doors for her to go to, as if he was arranging for them both to be together forever.” She died within the hour.”
Italvino and Diva met at a dance in 1948 and he knew instantly she would become his wife, more than 65-years earlier, their grandson says.
“(My grandfather) always said that they had been married for a year longer, because he counted it from the day they met. He considered their marriage one eternal date.”
Italvino and Diva had 10 children and 14 grandchildren, and family members described the 65-year-old marriage as a romantic one. The couple never spent a day apart; he cooked her breakfast every day and grew her a vegetable garden.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Rafael said of his grandparents. True never-ending love.
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