After 68 years of marriage, 96 year old Tom Clark and his lovely wife Arnisteen, 92, are still as much in love as they were the day they met. And they have spent every single day together ever since Tom came back from his time with the American Army in Korea.
This is why it was absolutely heartbreaking for both of them when they were separated after they were admitted in the Orthopedics Department of the Piedmont Fayette Hospital from Georgia. The law states that two people cannot be placed together in a private hospital room, and so the Clarks were placed in separate rooms and had to endure their hospital experience without their significant other.
This proved to be devastating for the couple, who did not seem to be able to cope too well with life without one another, since in all of these long years they have provided solace and support for each other.
Considering their age and their condition, such sadness was clearly not helping them recover properly, because mood can greatly affect a person’s health. And so, Tina Mann, the director of the hospital floor where the Clarks were admitted to, looked into their cases and decided to lend a hand.
Since it would not harm either of the two in any any way, Mrs. Mann bend the law for the good of her patients and moved them together in the same room, so that they could recover in the best environment possible.
Tom and Arnisteen were so happy to be with each other, as you can see in the picture above that was taken by the hospital staff after they were finally reunited. The picture also made its way to the Piedmont Fayette Hospital Facebook page and it was a massive hit, as people began to share it far and wide, because of its amazingly emotional story. It got over 2,000 shares, reaching people all around the world.
At the moment, the Clarks are still at the Piedmont Fayette Hospital, but they will be released sometime in the next few days. The elderly couple will then be transferred to a specialized facility for their recuperation period, where they will be able to support each other so that they can get healthy in no time.
This heartwarming story proves that true love really exists out there and that it is extremely powerful.
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