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Married for over 50 years, Chinese couple remember nothing but one another

Married for over 50 years, Chinese couple remember nothing but one another

An elderly Chinese couple — who people refer to as Grandpa Wang and Grandma Wang — have been married for over 50 years. They both suffer from severe memory loss. All they remember is each other.

According to NTDTV's "The Run List" (embedded below), yesterday was the Chinese Valentine's Day, and the couple has garnered attention due to their unusual story.

Grandpa Wang is 85 years old and Grandma Wang is 69 years old. Neither of them can remember most of the things that have happened in their lives and they do not have short term memory.

They are under the care of an elderly care facility during the day time, and at night, they go home together. The staff at the facility say that during the day, the Wangs spend every minute together. If they are separated for just a few seconds, one of the Wangs will ask the staff where the other is because they have to find each other immediately.

Grandma Wang's condition is getting worse, NTDTV reports, but according to staff at the care facility, she's happy. Wearing red, she arrives at the facility with a smile on her face, thinking that it is her wedding day. In traditional Chinese culture, red is the color worn by brides on wedding day. She remembers Grandpa Wang's name as her husband-to-be.

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  • extral

    …wow =] what a nice way to go, only remembering the love

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