True love knows no age, and no one proves it better than Marjorie Hemmerde and Gavin Crawford. She has 106 years to his 76, and, even though she was rounding 30 when his biggest concern was diaper rash, these two are a match made in heaven.
News.au reports that Hemmerde and Crawford met three years ago in a nursing home. Neither had ever married, presumably because they had never found that special someone (each other), and neither expected to fall head over heels in love so late in life.
“We just sort of melted into each other,” Hemmerde sweetly said. “We get along like old friends, the age gap doesn’t seem to matter.”
The two are absolutely inseparable, exchanging romantic glances and pecking each other on the cheek like teenagers. Their relationship is the swan song of Hemmerde’s already storied life. At the plucky young age of 96, she traveled abroad for the first time and set a record as the oldest person to kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland.
For Crawford, his most meaningful kisses are those he shares with his sweetie.
“Marjorie is very outgoing and has good outlook in life,” he said. “She is always very cheerful and appreciative and we laugh together all the time. I think we both have learned that life is far too short not to enjoy it.”
Despite her advanced age, Hemmerde humorously doesn’t plan on marrying Crawford. It’s not that she doesn’t love him, it’s that after 106 years on this earth, she feels that making it official isn’t key to a happy life or relationship.
“I’m too irresponsible,” she joked. “I quite like living in sin.”
Vicki Fraser, the social life manager of the Kew Gardens Aged Care center, said that the duo’s relationship has been heartwarming to watch.
“That they found each other is beautiful,” she gushed. “It’s so positive for them both and so genuine. It proves it’s never too late.”
What do you think? Is it ever too late to find love?
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