'I love you, wait for me.' Couple married for 75 years die in each other’s arms
Alexander and Jeanette, from San Diego, spent 75 years together.
The couple, who got married in 1940, died in each other's arms, as reported by Health Advisor.
On their wedding day, Alexander and Jeanette exchanged vows - to be together forever.
That promise came true. Their love for each other grew stronger as they grew older.
One day, Alexander met an accident. He broke his hip and he had to stay in bed the whole time.
As though their bodies were one, Jeanette also fell ill a few days later.
Both of them had to be taken to the hospital. They asked the hospital staff to place them in one bed.
Age had taken a toll on the couple. At their age, recovery from an illness was difficult.
Several weeks later, Alexander passed away. Heartbroken, Jeanette said she would join her husband very soon.
And just a few hours later, Jeanette also died, joining her husband in the afterlife.
Their children were saddened, but they were happy at the same time that their parents were together until they died.
Alexander, 96, and Jeanette, 95, died while holding each others' hands.
The couple, who were children of Polish immigrants, had five children. They had been in love with each other since they were eight years old.
Alexander was a war veteran who kept a photo of Jeanette at her Holy Communion in his wallet.
The couple's story reminded people of the hit 2004 film, The Notebook.
Their final moments were described by their daughter, Aimee Toczko-Cushman, in an interview.
"I told my mother he was gone," she said in an interview with 10 News. "She hugged him and she said, 'See this is what you wanted. You did in my arms and I love you. I love you, wait for me, I'll be there soon.'"
The five children left the room to allow their mother to say a private goodbye.