They Recreated Their Wedding After 70 Years… And Proved True Love Does Exist.
On November 24, 1945, Cao Yuehua and Wang Deyi were married at Northern Hot Springs Park in Chongqing, a major city in Southwest China. Nearly 70 years later, the couple celebrated their love with a wedding recreation ceremony.
It was a romantic affair, as lovely as the original, with an elegant gown, sharp tuxedo, and similar accents such as a leafy bouquet, only this time, their four children were there as witnesses.
Americans are notorious for their high divorce rate, but Chinese couples have exhibited an increase in divorces, too, for more than 12 consecutive years. Long lasting marriages prove to be a rarity anywhere.
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In 1943, the couple met at a ball organized by some of China’s most prestigious faculty and students who evacuated from enemy-occupied areas during World War II. (Left: Wang Deyi, Right: Cao Yuehua)
“My dad asked my mom for a dance and they fell in love with each other almost at first sight,” their son Cao Pangpei told CNN. “That’s it. That’s how my father met my mother.”
During the war, Cao served as an interpreter for U.S. Army General Joseph Stillwell. He was told to go immediately, and had no time to tell his sweetheart.
“Tell Wang Deyi I am heading for India!” he managed to inform a mutual friend while heading to the airport. They kept in touch through military mail service.
“They have been together for so long,” the younger Cao continued. “going through the war, the political turmoil and diseases, and can still stay with each other and love each other.”
The Associated Press