Two high school sweethearts have reunited after seventy years apart.
Fred and Florence met as teens and dated for two years.
The pair parted and Fred spent time in another city for work. Missing Florence, he went back to find her. Unfortunately, she had moved away. Years went on and the two created their own lives, marrying and starting families.
However, thanks to the power of social media, the pair were able to reconnect decades later and respark the flame that once burned for them so brightly.
They bonded over a shared tragedy, Florence had just lost her husband to cancer and Fred's wife of 60 years had sadly passed away.
They consoled each other, and that is how their love began again.
"We went from talking once a week, to twice, to three times, to every day for hours. We had really reconnected even though we hadn’t seen each other in all those years. I knew this was it." Florence told CNN.
Then Florence decided to book a trip to visit Fred.
"When I found out she was in town and was coming to me, it was 10:30 at night," Fred said.
"I ran out of bed and got dressed and wrote ‘Welcome Florence’ in chalk on the driveway and when she arrived, I walked to the car, gave her a hug and a kiss on the cheek, and I held her hand and I knew right away that she had taken my heart."
Florence had that same feeling.
"I knew, like he did, that there was still something there after all those years." she said.
The next day, and the days following, the couple got to know each other again, face-to-face this time.
"We started to court. Like, she would come over here during the day to spend a few hours with me and then go back home at night to her son's place in Georgetown," Fred says.
Just days later, the two were talking about marriage, and with COVID-19 still making everything a bit difficult, the pair managed a small ceremony with just close family.