I’m Your Eyes: The Simple Yet Touching Love Story of an Old Couple

    Grandma Wei said to the news reporter:In the downtown, people see the stooping grandma and blind grandpa walking slowly together, connected by a bamboo cane. (Image: Weibo.com)The old couple was on the way home. (Image: Ifeng.com)The old couple was discussing the shopping list at the street. (Image: Ifeng.com)Grandma leads her husband across the road with a bamboo stick. (Image: Ifeng.com)

    How many of us can really keep a vow for a lifetime? Vows are beautiful in theory, but reality is harsh.

    However, an old couple in a remote Chinese village have kept their promises to each other for over half a century, in sickness and in health.

    Fifty-five years ago, Huang Funeng married Wei Guiyi, who is from the same village. On their wedding day, Huang promised his young wife: “I will take care of you for life.” Wei replied: “I know I can count on you.”

    They lived deep in the mountains of Guangxi Province, and the farthest they’ve traveled is the closest town near the village. They don’t have much money, relying on farming and raising poultry for a living.

    Throughout their long marriage, although they don’t have children, they love and support each other during the good and bad times in life.

    The old couple was discussing the shopping list at the street. (Image: Ifeng.com)

    The old couple discuss the shopping list on the street. (Image: Ifeng.com)

    However, in 1985, Grandpa Huang gradually lost his eyesight, according to Ifeng News. Since then, his wife has acted as his eyes. Grandma Wei uses a bamboo cane to guide her husband to go to anywhere, and tells him what she sees on the road.

    Staying by each other’s side is the longest ‘I love you.’

    The old couple was on the way home. (Image: Ifeng.com)

    The old couple on their way home. (Image: Ifeng.com)

    In the downtown, people see the stooping grandma and blind grandpa walking slowly together, connected by a bamboo cane. (Image: Weibo.com)

    People see the stooping grandma and blind grandpa walking slowly together, connected by a bamboo cane. (Image: Weibo.com)

    Grandma Wei said to the news reporter:"I'm his eyes, but he is my all." (Image: Ifeng.com)

    Grandma Wei said to the reporter: “I’m his eyes, but he is my all.” (Image: Ifeng.com)

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