98 Year Old Couple Recreated Their Wedding After 70 Years

Wang Deyi, 98, and Cao Yuehua, 97, got married in 1945 on the banks of Jialing River in Chongqing, China. Last week, their four children helped them recreate the day for their 70th anniversary.

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“My dad asked my mom for a dance and they fell in love with each other almost at first sight. That’s it. That’s how my father met my mother,” the couple’s youngest son, 60-year-old Cao Pangpei told CNN.

Shortly after meeting in 1943, Cao was sent to the frontline in India to be an interpreter for the U.S. Army.

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“He told my mom that she was the first one that came into his mind when he was desperately crouching in the damp trenches.”

 

“They can barely remember many things in their life, but they can recite the love poems they wrote to each other during the wartime.”

 

“They have been with each other for so long and the love never fades. Even in the darkest time during the Cultural Revolution, when my dad was segregated for trial because of his service for the U.S. Army,” their son told CNN.

 

“They trusted each other and supported each other to get over the adversities.”

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“We want to help them preserve their memories of the love they’ve shared.”

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The couple plan to recreate their wedding again when they both turn 100.

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h/t CNN

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