Thousands of other social media users agreed. The picture was liked more than 5000 times and generated nearly 1500 comments to date.
“Sorry for your loss,” Reddit user CramPacked wrote in the comments. “But what a ‘great’ way to go. Holding hands with your spouse, in a warm bed, presumably with loved ones around. Sympathy to your Grandfather who lost his lifelong wife. God bless all around.”
Other people shared similar stories from their family in the thread.
“This hit deep for me. My grandparents raised me and continue to allow me to live with them,” user hammer shared. They’re both 74, 5 hours apart in birth, and have been together since 16. My grandfather’s mortality has been really hitting him mentally lately. Me leaving for college next weekend is going to feel conflicting for the first little while I think. I would be on the street without them. Sending love and care to you, your grandfather, and your family OP this is a memorable photo.”
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