Just when you seem like love is definitely dead, along comes a lovely story in regards to a couple that embodies #CoupleGoals (thanks, internet!)
But these stories about adorable prom-posals and love-going further are about more than melting the coldest of hearts, they really offer some really great understanding of how to have a successful relationship.
Here's a number of the most popular adorable couples from the internet and what we can grow from them.
Ray and Wilma Yoder
Ray and Wilma had big dreams: visit all 645 Cracker Barrel restaurant locations together. For the past thirty years, they’ve been driving their trusty RV around the country and hitting up every single country store for many food and good memories. On August 28th, they completed their mission and visited the 645th Cracker Barrel. Better still: their visit coincided with Ray's 81st birthday.
As a memento of the occasion, the pair was given official Cracker Barrel aprons and ushered into the restaurant with a hand clap tunnel comprised of Cracker Barrel employees.
As they explained in a statement, “Cracker Barrel is the house from home… During our appointments with Cracker Barrel stores in the last 40 years, we have made friends across the nation and enjoyed making wonderful memories together.” A fast glance at the photos of these joyful, adorable octogenarians and it is clear they are #livingtheirbestlife.
What we are able to grow from them:
The couple that Cracker Barrels together, stays together. There is something to be said about having a common goal and/or passion. Whether it's a favorite restaurant or a big dream (or perhaps a combination of both!) having something can bond over and pursue together is a wonderful way to create shared memories.
Kyle Parry and Stephanie Hoekstra
While firefighter Kyle Parry was busy rescuing people in the rising waters of Hurricane Harvey, their own home was practically decimated. Knowing he wouldn't be in a position to return home for awhile, he managed to secure a few belongings prior to going to help. He put his fiancee’s wedding dress around the highest shelf in their home and prayed it wouldn't get ruined. Then he saved their pets before venturing out to save others from their homes.
When Kyle finally returned for their home a couple of days later, the water was as much as his chest and most of their belongings were lost. BUT, Kyle did manage to save his future wife's wedding dress, which is now being safely stored at the fire station. Cue: warm and fuzzy feelings.
The couple was designed to get wed on September 10, but they're postponing their wedding for right now to focus on rebuilding their lives after Hurricane Harvey. Stephanie told CNN, “We love one another so much. We'll get married another day. I will be OK.”
What we can grow from them:
Know what matters to the person you're dating and do something accordingly. Kyle did not have to make the dangerous trek back into their house in order to save Stephanie's dress – probably because he knew it might be important to her (especially once they lost everything). But more importantly, what makes this story heartwarming is you obtain the impression this couple is going to be fine with or without their material possessions simply because they love one another. The lesson here: people are more important than things.
The man who fed his girlfriend chicken nuggets while she got her nails done
Lea Adame, a 19-year-old Orange County native, was getting her nails done when she started eavesdropping on a “cute” conversation happening near her, according to BuzzFeed News.
She looked over and realized the manicurist sitting alongside her, Molly, wasn’t just doing any other customer’s nails. Actually, the young woman she was manicuring was actually her son’s girlfriend, which was the first time they were meeting. As if that wasn't sweet on it's own, Molly’s son was sitting alongside his girlfriend while she got her nails done, “periodically” feeding her chicken nuggets.
Adame, tweeted the photo saying, “a guy in the salon is straight up feeding his girl chicken nuggets while she's her nails done that’s the kind of love & support i want.”
As she told Buzzfeed news, “It am cute- He was a keeper… What guy will go to a nail salon with a girl, not to mention will feed her food while there?” My thoughts exactly!
What we are able to learn from them:
Want to become a good partner? Focus on your partner's needs and help in in whatever way you are able to – like when their nails are wet and they need to get their fill of processed chicken. Also, meals are the gateway to the heart. I'm sure Ray and Wilma would agree.