Don and Maxine Simpson made a promise and truly kept it.
The Bakersfield, CA, couple died only four hours apart, holding hands until the very end. The Simpsons hadbeen married for 62 years.
As Maxine battled cancer, Don’s health declined quickly after a broken hip from a fall two weeks ago.
Melissa Sloan, the Simpsons’ granddaughter, said that the couple had always cherished one other’s love.
Sloan made the decision to move her grandparents into her house’s spare bedroom in order to keep the couple side-by-side as their health waned.
All Don wanted was to be with his beautiful wife. He adored my grandmother, loved her to the end of the earth. Gram woke up and saw him, and they held hands and they knew that they were next to each other.
Maxine passed only hours before Don, who realized that his partner had moved on and did the same, according to Sloan.
He quit breathing as soon as her body left the room. He left with her, and they passed four hours apart from each other. It’s just amazing. It really is amazing. It’s a true love story.
That’s as real as love gets.
Credits: Elitedaily where this entry was originally featured.