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Together Until The Last Breath: Couple Dies Hours Apart From Each Other After 68-Year Marriage

Date December 12, 2019 09:37

When a couple begins their love story, the idea is that their relationship will start the test of time. It's normal to want those feelings to last forever and yes, this is indeed possible, but it isn't exactly easy.

You see, with so many stories of breakups, divorces and broken hearts, many people have been forced to let go of that perfect ideal of true love that lasts a lifetime. But the good news is that there are stories out there that remind us that love can happen. And couples can hold hands until the end.

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Of course, this holy grail of love doesn't happen automatically. You don't just meet someone, snap your fingers and happily ever after happens. You have to work at it. You have to dedicate and devote yourselves to each other. You have to make one another a priority and only then can you create that epic love story that others will be inspired by.

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A couple passes away after a long-lasting marriage

A Minnesota couple, Robert and Corinne Johnson clearly couldn't imagine spending their lives apart after being together for 68 years.

Kare 11 reported that the spouses passed away about 33 hours apart from each other. Corinne died after experiencing congestive heart failure at the age of 87 and a day and a half later, an 88-year-old Robert followed her.

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The couple's children believed that their parents chose to go the way they did. One of them, Brent Johnson, said it made sense that their chivalrous father would want their mother to "go first."

Robert and Corinne's had the type of young love that mostly happens in movies. They grew up beside each other and became fond of one another over time. The two tied the knot in 1951.

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They had a full life together, welcoming seven children, 14 grandchildren, and 15 greatgrandchildren.

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People were understandably touched by this story of Robert and Corinne.

The fact that they were side by side for most of their lives was heartwarming.

So the next time you're about to get cynical that true love doesn't exist, remember tales of couples like these who hang in there until the end. Their children will always see them as impressive role models and now the world can celebrate the love they shared.

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