In a heartwarming twist, two senior citizens, both over the age of 100, find love and decide to marry in a courthouse ceremony. John and Phyllis Cook, residents of Kingston Residence in Sylvania, Ohio, developed a strong bond despite living just a floor apart.
Phyllis, who will turn 103 soon, acknowledged that their love story might seem unlikely at their age, but they genuinely fell in love with each other. She emphasized that they are not devoid of romantic feelings, but as Christians, they believe in waiting until marriage for intimacy.
To honor their commitment, John decided to make Phyllis his wife, and they obtained a marriage license at the courthouse. Little did they know that they would walk out as a married couple. Although unplanned, John eagerly agreed to proceed, saying, “Fine, let’s get it over with.”
With Phyllis’s mother having lived to the age of 106, the couple looks forward to many joyful years together, benefitting from their strong genes.
They also value their individual space and plan to maintain separate apartments, understanding the importance of taking things at their own pace.
Their story beautifully exemplifies that it’s never too late for love or a fresh start.