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Sweet Photo Shows Elderly Man Feeding Wife With Ice Cream On A Hot Summer Day

Mark Andrew

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They say true love cares, sacrifices, and is selfless so whenever we see examples of genuine affection, we couldn’t help but feature the story here at our site. Remember that elderly couple that had an amazing photoshoot? We’re huge fans of the pair!

Recently though, it’s this couple that totally grabbed our attention and helped us realize that, yes, as rare is it seems to be nowadays, real love still does exist. Thanks to a pastor who captured the feel-good photo, the entire internet is now swooning over this adorable elderly couple.

In a social media post by Love What Matters, we learn that Pastor Brent Kelley of Franklin, Tennessee took his kids out for ice cream after going for a swim. While grabbing their sweet treats, it was there that the minister spotted a very heartwarming scene.

This elderly man was spoon feeding his disabled wife with ice cream in a 98-degree weather.

Source: Brent Kelley

Kelley wrote:

“When I got my ice cream and pulled out, I realized that this elderly man beside me was sitting outside his car door, spoon feeding his wife ice cream who also looked in her late eighties. He draped a towel over her and slowly fed his bride… It was a beautiful display of love.”

The touching photo has since gone viral online, gaining thousands of comments, likes and shares on Facebook alone. The story has likewise been picked up by a lot of different websites.

One netizen wrote:

“Wouldn’t we all like to be loved like that? Love is what matters.”


Another commented:

“My father spoon fed my mother in her last stages of Alzheimers. I have pictures on my phone, and they make me cry every time I look at them. God Bless the caretakers.”

Meanwhile, a user also shared:

“When I worked in a nursing home I met so many amazing couples. They’d be there for every meal, rain, snow, and sunshine. You could just feel the love. It was such a humbling experience.”

Eventually, the elderly couple’s son got in touch with Kelley and expressed appreciation for the photo and the kind comments they’ve been getting from netizens everywhere.

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