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This elderly Dublin couple talking about their romantic walks will break your heart


THIS WEEK, THE wildy popular Facebook page Humans of Dublin brought us the story of the Dun Laoghaire newsagent who’s been working at his stall since 1971.

The page that specialises in interviewing everyday Dubliners as they go about their lives shared another beautiful story last night.

When they introduced us to this lovely couple

humansofdublin Source: Peter Varga/Humans of Dublin

They spoke to photographer Peter Varga about a recent holiday to Limerick:

You have to say goodbye to certain things when you get to this age, and one of those things we learned just recently when we went on a holiday to Limerick. We had decided to go for a romantic afternoon walk, and we enjoyed it so much that we ended up walking from our hotel to Shannon airport, which is about 10 miles away.
You see, we’re both in our 80s and running around just isn’t that easy anymore, but that walk was just fantastic. The next day we were very sore, and he hasn’t been able to walk as much ever since, but that day felt like a proper goodbye to long romantic walks.

A proper goodbye to long romantic walks </3

It won’t make it into the Humans of Dublin book, but it’s one of the loveliest stories the page has ever come across.

Here’s to many more romantic walks – even if they are slightly shorter.

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David Elkin

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