She Lost Her Eyesight, So Her Husband Planted Thousands of Flowers for Her to Smell

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Toshiyuki Kuroki and Yasuko Kuroki lived as dairy farmers from Miyazaki Prefecture in Japan and have been married for more than 60 years, raising two children together.

Photo via Facebook/Yoshiyuki Matsumoto

They moved to a 3.3-square metre (3.95-square yard) dairy farm after they tied the knot in 1956, and hoped to take a trip around Japan upon their retirement, according to SoraNews24.

Photo via Facebook/Shintomicho office

But following 30 years of marriage, Mrs. Kuroki suddenly lost her eyesight due to severe complications with diabetes at the age of 52.

Photo via Facebook/Yoshiyuki Matsumoto

She became depressed and isolated herself from the outside world.

Photo via Facebook/Yoshiyuki Matsumoto

Determined to bring a smile back to her face, Mr. Kuroki decided to fill the plot of land around their home with pink Shibazakura flowers, hoping the sweet smell would entice his wife to come outside and enjoy their beauty, as well as encourage people to keep her company.

Photo via Facebook/Yoshiyuki Matsumoto

After two years of creating the foundation for the flower garden, the private residence now attracts thousands of visitors who want to see the heartwarming love story that bloomed many years ago.

Photo via Facebook/Shintomicho office

Looking at this photo, we’re certain Mr. Kuroki accomplished his goal of making Mrs. Kuroki smile again.

Photo via Facebook/Yoshiyuki Matsumoto

If you’re planning a trip to Japan, stop by the garden and visit the elderly couple to see what true love looks like.

Photo via YouTube/朝日新聞社

Watch the two lovebirds in the video below:

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