You’re never TOO old for love! Love is a huge part of the human experience; you read about it, watch movies about it, and if you’re lucky, you find your other half, get married and grow old together. For some people, the story is a little bit different, and there’s more than one soulmate out there. Your heart will melt after you read this love story which shows that love is real, and you’re never too old to experience it.
John and Phyllis Cook are a great example of finding love at any age. They both live in a senior living facility called the Kingston Residence, which is located close to Toledo, Ohio. These two show you that love doesn’t care about age, as they married recently. Phyllis explains their love, and you feel the deep connection the two have. She knows that others might think it’s crazy, that at their age they can feel this way, but they do. That’s the magical part about their story. It’s like two teenagers who fell in love. There’s an undeniable spark!
John, a 100-year-old World War II veteran, and Phyllis, a native of West Virginia who is about to turn 103 on August 8, have been dating for the past year. As a devout Christian, Phyllis believed marriage was naturally the next step in their relationship. So they went to the courthouse to get a marriage license.
John explains that they never planned on actually getting married that day; they were just there for the license, but at the courthouse, John and Phyllis were told they could go ahead and be married if they wanted. John was abrupt and told them yes. The two lovebirds got it over with and spent their honeymoon back at the Kingston Residence as the “it” couple.
John and Phyllis were both widowed twice, and they know the truth about what makes a relationship last. They say it’s all about respecting each other’s space. The couple continues to live separately in their own apartments; he’s downstairs and she’s upstairs. When John was asked about their preferred activity together, he responded, “Well I probably shouldn’t talk about that.”