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raymon and cecilia

A lovely 90-year-old widower's appearance on Channel 4's First Dates has taken over Facebook

Pass the tissues.

THE NEW SERIES of First Dates is ticking along nicely on Channel 4 – with the second episode airing this week.

And one lovely couple have become a slow-burning sensation on Facebook - with nearly 4 million views of their date in less than 24 hours.

90-year-old Raymon was the oldest ever dater to request a part on the show – and the producers paired him with Cecilia.

And their whole date was just the best – and it’s become an absolute phenomenon overnight


They both discussed what brought them on to a dating show, and both shared the stories of how they lost their partners

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They were together 50 years – but Raymon feels she would have approved of the First Dates meal

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It was just too much

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He told a lovely story from their time on honeymoon, and couldn’t help but get upset

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While Cecilia lost her husband two years ago, and had so much to say about him

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It was a tear-fest all round

Before they left the restaurant, they had a quick waltz

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And they both agreed that they’d like to see each other again

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We could have a meal together, we could talk about what we have done since we last met. And so forth.

Pass the tissues. Again.

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