Cao Yuehua, 97, and his wife Wang Deyi, 98, returned to the same place where they first took their wedding photos, according to the Chongqing Evening News. The couple also dressed up as a newlywed bride and groom reenacting the day they tied the knot in 1945.
It was an emotional moment for their family in southwest China’s Chongqing on Tuesday when Cao recited the poem he wrote to his wife seven decades ago.
“My darling, please give me a definite answer, which will reflect [on] my once-pale youthfulness…” Cao read in English.
The war veteran recalled that he wrote the lines in the battle field in 1944 when he was drafted as a translator with the Chinese Expeditionary Force to Myanmar to fight the Japanese army.
The heart-wrenching ceremony melted even more hearts when Cao clutched his wife and asked, “Shall we come back again when we turn 100 [years old]?”
Speaking with the Chongqing Evening News, Cao’s son said, “I’m convinced by the romance between my parents that love can transcend life, death and time.”