After 25 years of marriage, one adorable couple are going viral for all the right reasons, and we can't get over how sweet their story is. They take relationship goals to new heights, and the internet totally agrees.
Kurt English, 52, and Nick Cardello, 54, were looking for a way to celebrate their milestone wedding anniversary, so they decided to attend the Equality March in Washington DC together. When the duo arrived at the National Mall for this year's march, they re-created an adorable throwback selfie from when they attended the same event 24 years ago, using the same cheek-kissing pose and all.
Cardello made the before-and-after snapshots into a collage, and it soon spread to Twitter, as one user shared the collage with the apt caption, "it's just a phase." The tweet quickly went viral, garnering more than 600,000 "likes" and more than 150,000 retweets — not to mention the thousands of comments from users who swooned over how these two are the perfect example of true, long-lasting love.
This is inspirational on so many LEVELS!— gretchen anderson (@gretared) June 19, 2017
This is so necessary. For young gays to see old gays happy, in love, and proud. Thank you for giving me a bit of hope for the future— PenQuinnFrog (@intelfrog) June 19, 2017
Some people got pretty choked up over how moving their story is.
They've been marching for so long they actually witnessed gay marriage being legalized in all states pic.twitter.com/nOwlSGg1OH— ً (@miisandrist) June 19, 2017
A few even disclosed their previous homophobic viewpoints.
I used to be intensely homophobic, then I grew up and realized love is love. I'm not homosexual, but I will stand up for anyone who is.— Roland Desdenova (@SlaveToBoredom) June 19, 2017
And possibly best of all, Kurt and Nick's photos inspired other gay Twitter users to share similar pictures to celebrate their own relationships.
Couldn’t agree more. pic.twitter.com/2ZytZnYaSk— Paul Kidd (@paulkidd) June 19, 2017
Aw. Yall are too cute 🙂 pic.twitter.com/SprlYaOB2U— 🏳️🌈 DJ Lena 🇯🇲🇺🇸 (@DJ_Lena) June 19, 2017
Ha! They thought that about us. 24 years later we are still laughing pic.twitter.com/hfy2TEXwfq— Paul Gilluley🌈✨ (@PGilluley) June 20, 2017
Just another reminder that love is love, this month and every damn month.