Man proposes to high school sweetheart after rekindling romance 60 years later

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

One couple has proven that true love is alive and well after they sealed their engagement 60 years after they fell for each other in high school.

For some, it can feel like love is something that only exists in the pages of books or on the big screen, especially when it comes to young whirlwind romances.

As life goes by, those we formed strong connections with during our youth can often fall out of touch because the stresses of modern life mean that staying in contact can prove difficult.

Thomas and Nancy are here to prove that even decades later, feelings can remain the same as they are due to be married 60 years after their flame was first lit.

The proposal was documented on TikTok by one of Thomas' colleagues, as the pair sealed the engagement at the airport surrounded by well-wishers.

Having started their romance in high school nearly six decades ago, they eventually lost touch after their initial relationship didn't work out.

The pair reunited last month and it was like no time had passed at all, because their feelings for each other remained the same.

The pair spent weeks talking to each other and Nancy eventually flew to Tampa to meet her former flame, and that's when Thomas got down on one knee and popped the question - leaving everyone in tears.

During his heartfelt speech, the loved up husband to be said: "My dear Nancy, it's been 60 years since we first met, 56 years since we first dated, 10 years since I last saw you, and 20 days since we began this.

"You have always been the one I've had a crush on, since your cheerleader days. It brings a smile to my face, it makes my heart skip a beat [to see you]. For the last three weeks, I have thought of you every day, every hour and have talked to you every night for hours."

Thomas went on to reveal that he is ecstatic to be able to hold Nancy in his arms after all these years and that her beauty "both inside and out" has always "captivated" him.

Thomas continued: "We'll make every day an exciting new adventure. I want to grow old with you, wake up in your arms every morning, share our dreams and aspirations, laugh and cry and support one another through thick and thin.

"I love you more than words can express, more than you can ever comprehend. I want to spend the rest of my life proving that to you and making you the happiest woman in the world. "

After asking the all-important question, Nancy, who was very emotional at this point, immediately said yes.

The witnesses in the airport weren't the only ones touched by this display of love, as people in the TikTok comments were clearly moved as well.

"Ladies, this is our reminder to never settle for less than THIS," one person wrote, as a second added: "He’s so articulate, genuine and sweet this is so beautiful."

size-full wp-image-1263219447
Credit: TikTok
size-full wp-image-1263219448
Credit: TikTok

Let this be a lesson to all - that no matter how much time passes, true love will find a way!

Featured image credit: Thanasis Zovoilis / Getty

Man proposes to high school sweetheart after rekindling romance 60 years later

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

One couple has proven that true love is alive and well after they sealed their engagement 60 years after they fell for each other in high school.

For some, it can feel like love is something that only exists in the pages of books or on the big screen, especially when it comes to young whirlwind romances.

As life goes by, those we formed strong connections with during our youth can often fall out of touch because the stresses of modern life mean that staying in contact can prove difficult.

Thomas and Nancy are here to prove that even decades later, feelings can remain the same as they are due to be married 60 years after their flame was first lit.

The proposal was documented on TikTok by one of Thomas' colleagues, as the pair sealed the engagement at the airport surrounded by well-wishers.

Having started their romance in high school nearly six decades ago, they eventually lost touch after their initial relationship didn't work out.

The pair reunited last month and it was like no time had passed at all, because their feelings for each other remained the same.

The pair spent weeks talking to each other and Nancy eventually flew to Tampa to meet her former flame, and that's when Thomas got down on one knee and popped the question - leaving everyone in tears.

During his heartfelt speech, the loved up husband to be said: "My dear Nancy, it's been 60 years since we first met, 56 years since we first dated, 10 years since I last saw you, and 20 days since we began this.

"You have always been the one I've had a crush on, since your cheerleader days. It brings a smile to my face, it makes my heart skip a beat [to see you]. For the last three weeks, I have thought of you every day, every hour and have talked to you every night for hours."

Thomas went on to reveal that he is ecstatic to be able to hold Nancy in his arms after all these years and that her beauty "both inside and out" has always "captivated" him.

Thomas continued: "We'll make every day an exciting new adventure. I want to grow old with you, wake up in your arms every morning, share our dreams and aspirations, laugh and cry and support one another through thick and thin.

"I love you more than words can express, more than you can ever comprehend. I want to spend the rest of my life proving that to you and making you the happiest woman in the world. "

After asking the all-important question, Nancy, who was very emotional at this point, immediately said yes.

The witnesses in the airport weren't the only ones touched by this display of love, as people in the TikTok comments were clearly moved as well.

"Ladies, this is our reminder to never settle for less than THIS," one person wrote, as a second added: "He’s so articulate, genuine and sweet this is so beautiful."

size-full wp-image-1263219447
Credit: TikTok
size-full wp-image-1263219448
Credit: TikTok

Let this be a lesson to all - that no matter how much time passes, true love will find a way!

Featured image credit: Thanasis Zovoilis / Getty