6 Times Elderly People Totally Melted Our Hearts

You're never too old to have fun.

27/04/2016 16:14

When 93-year-old Miriam Steiner and 90-year-old Harold Sharlin went on a blind date this week their story gave us all relationship goals.

The pair met up at a bookstore after being set up by Harold’s granddaughter Jenny. They enjoyed their lunch so much they and ended up spending the whole afternoon together.

And they're not the only elderly folk making us feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Here are five other times senior citizens have reminded us that we're never too old to do the things that make us happy. 

  • The Time A 100-Year-Old Was A Bridesmaid
    When Martha Wallbank's granddaughter, Vita Cresswell, said she was getting married, the grandmother-of-four insisted on being the bridesmaid.

    Vita and her partner, Gary Whineray, were so excited by the suggestion they decided to move their wedding to Grandma Martha's 100th birthday. 

    Needless to say, Grandma Martha totally stole the show.
  • The Time A 104-Year-Old Got A Tattoo
    Earlier this year great-granddad Jack Reynolds became the world's oldest person to receive their first tattoo - and he did it all for charity.

    Reynolds went under the needle on his 104th birthday and had the words "Jacko 6.4.1912" tattooed on his upper arm.

    In doing so he raised thousands of pounds for Ashgate Hospice in North Derbyshire. 
  • The Time An Elderly Couple Helped A Stranger
    Redd Desmond Thomas
    A photo of an elderly couple helping a young man with his tie melted our hearts when it went viral last year

    The image was posted onto Facebook by Redd Desmond Thomas along with the caption: "The young guy sitting down was struggling with his tie. The woman in the red coat noticed, and asked 'Do you know how to tie it properly?' The young guy said 'No ma'am'.

    "The older gentleman moved without hesitation (almost a reflex response) and gave him a step-by-step tutorial."
  • The Time An 82-Year-Old Ran The Marathon
    Diana Green
    Diana Green is living proof that age is nothing but a number. The breast cancer survivor ran the 2016 London Marathon on her 82nd birthday in order to raise money for cancer research.

    Speaking to HuffPost UK before the race she said: "The crowds are so wonderful, they really spur you on. I’m excited to be starting in the VIP section and spying some celebs!" 

    What a hero. 
  • The Time A Couple Reenacted UP
    Jason Lyle Black/Youtube
    Pianist Jason Lyle Black adapted music from the film UP to create an tear-jerking film with his grandparents on their 60th wedding anniversary.

    The adorable video showed the couple, both in their eighties, playing a tune from the film, while also zooming in on family photos of them over the years.
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