Pastor captures sweet moment elderly man feeds his wife ice cream

Jun 27, 2018
08:13 A.M.
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34-year-old Brent Kelley saw an elderly man sitting awkwardly with the car door opened, but realized it was a couple who loved each other dearly.


The pastor encountered the elderly couple at a Sonic fast-food drive-thru in Nashville, Tennessee, and shared the photo on Facebook on July 25, 2017.

On a beautiful day, Pastor Brent Kelley took his children out to the pool. The family stopped for ice cream on the way home at a local drive-in fast food restaurant.

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He noticed an elderly man, probably in his 80’s, sitting awkwardly with his car door open. He soon realized that the man was spoon-feeding his wife ice cream as the sun shone brightly in Nashville.


He captured the beautiful moment with his cell phone and posted the photo on his Facebook page.


‘He draped a towel over her and slowly fed his bride in the 98 degree temperature. It was a beautiful display of love.’

Brent Kelley, Facebook, July 25, 2017.

He added that the ‘bride’ looked in her late eighties. The pastor soon realized that the way the gentleman treated his wife not only touched him but over 783,000 users on the social networking site.


With the over 3,500 reactions and over 1,000 shares, the post went viral in no time.

Elizabeth Shimmin hoped she was able to find such a man one day. Another user, Barbara Salyers Mullins said it was a nice gesture to take her out for ice cream. She also recalled the time she went for ice cream and a talk one day.


Samone Lamar Thurston said it was the sweetest thing ever and that such love was ‘just so rare.’

Many users on social media hoped they could have a companion just like the man Kelley encountered. People said true love means to respect and care for each other through good and bad times.

Evelyn Seleme said it was ‘true love’ and one has to be blessed to have such good fortune.