People are heartbroken by this 100-year-old man holding his dying wife's hand after 77 years of marriage

Wednesday 07 September 2016 10:00

A photo of a 100-year-old man holding hands with his dying wife has struck a chord with thousands of people.

The image, which was uploaded to Reddit by RealLiveGirl, was captioned:

My Grandma, 96, with my Grandpa, 100, hours before her death this weekend. 77 years of marriage.

In a second comment she wrote: "I know they are my grandparents. But this picture is seriously the saddest and cutest thing I've ever seen."

The photo has spurred hundreds of comments, with a few wondering how appropriate it was for RealLiveGirl to post the image on Reddit, but mostly from those thanking her for making them think of their own grandparents.

User hammerw wrote: "This hit deep for me. My grandparents raised me and continue to allow me to live with them. They're both 74, 5 hours apart in birth, and have been together since 16. My grandfather's mortality has been really hitting him mentally lately.

"Me leaving for college next weekend is going to feel conflicting for the first little while I think. I would be on the street without them. Sending love and care to you, your grandfather, and your family OP

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