The dating scene may frequently be changing, but authentic love never goes out of style. That's why individuals both young and old are moved by the beautiful proposal orchestrated by a 78-year-old man that had been 60 years in the making.
As reported by a local Fox affiliate, Ever since Dr. Thomas McMeekin encountered Nancy Gambell in high school in California, he had been enamored with her from afar. The two of them occasionally went out on a few dates, yet eventually went off to attend different universities and end up with different partners. Other than when being reunited at their 50th high school reunion, McMeekin and Gambell never really reconnected.
Fast forward a decade and their sixtieth high school reunion was on the horizon.
In Tampa, McMeekin is a dermatologist. His staff had been seeing him beaming all week long. McMeekin exposed that Gambell personally contacted him, expressing her enthusiasm to reunite with him, inducing his urge to arrange a "surprise" for when Gambell arrived at the airport.
McMeekin went to Gambell with a beaming grin, toting flowers paired with a necklace of their individual birthstones. All eyes were on them as they hugged and McMeekin led them to a place they'd sit, with McMeekin propping himself up on a pillow to propose.
@angelial.fedrick3 Rekindled love after 60 years! There’s hope for us all! Congratulations Nancy and Dr McMeekin #DrMcMeekin #AAD #dermatology #truelovestory #retirement original sound - Angelia L. Fedrick
"Nancy, our first meeting took place 60 years ago, followed by our first date 56 years ago. It has been 10 years since the last time we saw each other, but we reconnected just 20 days ago. Since your cheerleader days, I have always admired you, and the thought brings me joy and excitement. Over the past three weeks, I have had you in my thoughts constantly, yearning for the chance to see you again. You are the embodiment of everything I have ever desired in a partner, lover, and friend," McMeekin expresses his love and proposes to Gambell.
Gambell’s tearful expression, the joyful outcries from McMeekin’s workers, McMeekin’s quivering voice as he spoke his heart out- it vividly captured a rom-com movie. Millions of netizens watched the video and were reminded that love can appear any time during life.
I suppose they remember each other's high school years filled with amusement. It's lovely, one person commented.
Although there are some who don't rely on the concept of soul mates and destiny, we all experience instances where our hearts intuitively know what step to take. Following these hunches can be both exciting and intimidating, yet it is a consistent reminder of life's splendor.