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Nonagenarian couple renew their vows from hospital beds six decades after their marriage

The staff at the hospital asked if the couple wanted to commit to each other again and helped them renew their vows.

Nonagenarian couple renew their vows from hospital beds six decades after their marriage
Cover Image Source: Facebook | St. John's Regional Medical Center (1600 N Rose Ave, Oxnard, CA)

Writer Leo Buscaglia once said, "A life lived in love will never be dull." It is true for the lives of Jesse Cirino, 91, and his wife, Marylou Cirino, 92, who renewed their vows while they were hospitalized. Both were admitted to the Dignity Health – St. John's Regional Medical Center in July. According to ABC affiliate KABC-TV, Jesse was undergoing heart procedures and his wife suffered from abdominal pain. Even though they were receiving the treatment in the same hospital, their rooms were on separate floors. Moreover, after she was admitted to the hospital, the next day, the hospital staff brought her to her husband's room and here they saw their purest connection, as reported by KABC TV.


The staff asked if the Oxnard couple wanted to commit to each other again and renew their vows and on July 27, the couple renewed their vows after 66 years of marriage. Also, the hospital took to its Facebook page and posted about the "unforgettable ceremony." "Today, our staff helped make a remarkable reunion happen," the hospital wrote in the caption and added: "Thank you to each member of the St. John's family that made this incredible moment a reality." 

Their loved ones also attended the renewal ceremony, with their four daughters and two grandchildren in attendance and respiratory therapist Mike Barnard served as their best man. "It's love at its purest, and it's an enduring love," Valeri told KABC-TV. "We've had our ups and downs," Jesse told the outlet. "But that's what makes a marriage last a long time." His wife said, "Something happens and it clicks, and it turns to deep, strong love."



In another heartwarming story about an old couple, their first dance happened 25 years after their marriage on the special day of their daughter's wedding reception. In the video, we can see when the couple finally got to the dance floor as their daughter had planned, many people in the venue became emotional after seeing them. The couple never got to do their wedding dance because they fell in love and eloped when they were 18 years old. They never had a wedding ceremony or the first dance but were destined to have a first dance when their daughter Zoe married her boyfriend, Ezra.

Image Source: TikTok | debloemco
Image Source: TikTok | debloemco


This wedding ceremony took place in the loving presence of friends and family. In this reception, we see a video of Zoe opening the dance floor for her parents after she had danced with Ezra. The moment has gone viral on TikTok with 6.7 million views on it. "As some of you may or may not know, my parents ran away when they were 18 and got married in secret, "Zoe told her wedding guests. "They never got their own first dance. So, we would like to give that to you guys as a thank you for always being there for us and supporting us."

The parents, Jacque and Chris, were surprised by their daughter's offer. Jacque also teared up as she stepped on the dance floor with her husband. "This one's for you, Mom and Dad!" Zoe said. In the TikTok video, they included several photos from the moment. 

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