This man is learning to apply his wife's makeup before she goes blind

This man is learning to apply his wife's makeup before she goes blind

It's no fun getting older. You feel the same, but your body keeps changing. All of a sudden, it's hard to do things. You used to stay up all night drinking, and now you pass out after a glass of wine at 8PM. You used to run five miles a day, and now you get tired after walking upstairs. You used to look in the mirror and see a fresh face full of youth, and now you just see a wrinkles. What happened? Who is this geezer? If this was the year 3017, you could get your brain transplanted in an android that looks like Mario Lopez.

When some people get old, they lose their eyesight, and that is heartbreaking. Can you imagine going blind? It is a monumental change to one's life, and has many ramifications for the future that need to be considered. There are the big issues that can have a profound affect on one's happiness that must be mitigated for, but also smaller things that might seem innocuous, but could in reality, spell the difference between a happy future and a bleak one.

Of course, many of us care deeply about our appearance, and this might be a concern for some if they were to be suffering from deteriorating sight.

But sometimes in the darkest days, you get unexpected help. When Jean found out she was going blind, her husband, Brian, offered to do her make-up.

If you've never done makeup before, it's no easy task. There's primer, foundation, concealer, powder, contour, eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara, lip liner, lipstick, blush and probably a bunch of other stuff I'm forgetting. Pretty soon Jean won't be able do it herself, so Brian stops by the local makeup store every day for a lesson. A store employee says this is why she "loves [her] job so much," and shared their story online:

"Meet Jean and Brian two of our very loyal customers, Brian was in for another make-up lesson today as he does his wife’s make-up everyday as she is going blind, such a wonderful couple who live their life to the full!"

The picture of the elderly couple has been shared on Twitter more than 70,000 times, and gotten over 200,000 likes. You're never too old go viral! The reactions have been sweet, and funny.


When Jean loses your eyesight, she doesn't have to worry about looking anything other than her absolute best. With Henry's expert makeup skills, she's always look on fleek. Slay, girl! It's nice to have your soulmate by your side when you get older. And it sucks to read a story like this when you're single. Who's going to care for you when you're older? Who's going to apply your foundation, and eye shadow, and lip gloss? You better get back on Tinder, if you don't want to die alone! (Or just wait until 3017, and get your brain transplanted in a Mario Lopez android.)