Elderly Couple Recreate Their Wedding On Their 70th Anniversary!

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Wang Deyi, 98, and Cao Yuehua, 97, got married 70 years ago in 1945 near the Jialing River in Chongqing, China. For their 70th anniversary, their children helped them recreate their original wedding, as it looked in their wedding photos.

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“My dad asked my mom for a dance and they fell in love with each other almost at first sight. That’s it. That’s how my father met my mother,” the couple’s youngest son, 60-year-old Cao Pangpei told CNN in an extended interview

Shortly after having met the love of his life, Cao  sent to the frontline in India to be an interpreter for the U.S. Army.

“They can barely remember many things in their life, but they can recite the love poems they wrote to each other during the wartime.”

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“They have been with each other for so long and the love never fades. Even in the darkest time during the Cultural Revolution, when my dad was segregated for trial because of his service for the U.S. Army,” their son told CNN.

“We want to help them preserve their memories of the love they’ve shared.”

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The lovely couple plan to create the wedding again when they both turn 100.

1 Corinthians 13:4–8 : “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”

This photo taken on 24 November 2015 shows a picture of Chongqing couple Cao Yuehua (male), left, and Wang Deyi (female) posing for photos to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary at Northern Hot Springs Park in Chongqing, China, 24 November 2010. On November 24, 1945, in Chongqing's Northern Hot Springs Park, a young newlywed couple snapped some photos on their long-awaited wedding day. 70 years later to the day, the couple returned to the same park to remember their platinum anniversary and retake those photos from so long ago. Cao Yuehua and Wang Deyi, both 98-years-old, have always been the perfect couple, the "Fudan genius" and the "Jiaotong beauty." Together during World War II they fled Shanghai and ended up in Chongqing where they enlisted as soldiers to fight against the Japanese invaders. Cao was sent to the Burma front, whenever he would have time, he would write love letters and mail them to Wang. An intelligent amateur poet, fluent in three foreign languages, these notes made quite the impression. In fact, one of the letters was so moving that more than 50 years later it won a contest as "the world's most romantic love letter." This isn't the first time that they've returned to the place where they were married. For their 60th anniversary the couple came back as well. They also have been known before to recreate some of their favorite photos from the past.

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