A refreshing story about how true love softened an Asian “tough guy” has captured the hearts of many on social media.
Sonja Feit Wang recently shared on the Subtle Asian Traits Facebook group about the story of how first meeting a “cocky” young Asian man in the late 80s blossomed into a lasting romance.
A Malaysian woman reportedly found a suitor when she fell asleep at the movies and woke up to find that a stranger was holding her hand.
The story, which was shared on the UTAR Confessions Facebook page, recounted that the woman had planned a movie date with her friends to watch “Aladdin.” However, her friends failed to show up so she ended up going to the cinema alone, as translated by World of Buzz.
About 48 years ago, Pham Ngoc Canh, a Vietnamese man who was sent to North Korea to study during the Vietnam War, met Ri Yong Hui, the woman he’d marry nearly four decades later.
Canh was one of 200 students that Vietnam sent to North Korea in 1967 to gain the skills needed for rebuilding the country once the war with the United States was over, according to Reuters.
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.
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.
But following 30 years of marriage, Mrs. Kuroki suddenly lost her eyesight due to severe complications with diabetes at the age of 52.
She became depressed and isolated herself from the outside world.
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.
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.
Looking at this photo, we’re certain Mr. Kuroki accomplished his goal of making Mrs. Kuroki smile again.
If you’re planning a trip to Japan, stop by the garden and visit the elderly couple to see what true love looks like.
Watch the two lovebirds in the video below:
Japanese couple Hisashi Nishizawa and Mai Nakahara planned to wed in 2007 but a cruel twist of fate forced them to endure a very long engagement before they were able to finally tie the knot in 2014.
They initially scheduled their wedding to be in early 2007, but a tragedy struck that forced the hopeful groom, Nishizawa, to cancel all plans just three months shy of their big day.
Among the many things that make love worthwhile to those who partake in it are the times spent being together, and sometimes being apart.
That is why capturing such fleeting moments in pictures are powerful as they encapsulate not only the imagery, but also the emotion behind them.
While she has spent most of her life in and out of hospitals, 27-year-old Caleigh Haber has vowed to remain positive.
Haber suffers from a genetic disease called cystic fibrosis, a condition that frequently gives her infections and sticky buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas, and other organs, according to Yahoo News. Doctors told her that she would need a double lung transplant to have a fighting chance at life, and in October 2015, she underwent the procedure, largely believed to have been successful.
Yuan Dibao, the man who captured everyone’s hearts in China for his enduring love, has passed away peacefully in the arms of his wife Danny Li, the woman he lost for over half a century. He died at age 90 on Thursday in Xiamen, located in the southeastern province of Fujian, South China Morning Post reports.
Dibao’s death comes seven years after his union to his beloved Li in 2010, in a love story dubbed by many as “the purest in the world”.
Meet Joceline, she’s an 18-year old woman from San Jose, California.
During a trip from San Francisco to Hong Kong in the summer of 2013, she had a chance meeting with a boy who she believes, reportedly still to this day, is her “soulmate.”