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Published: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 9:28 AM
— For Deepum Patel and his long-distance love, Neha Chakravarti, getting on a plane usually meant sad goodbyes and a painful separation.
The couple spent nearly two years flying back-and-forth from Atlanta, where Patel works, to Pennsylvania, where Chakravati attended dental school.
But last week, Patel took what had long been a sad ritual and replaced it with much happier memory. On a Delta flight from Atlanta to Boston, he asked Chakravati to be his wife.
Patel worked with the airline to set up the big moment at 30,000 feet.
Shortly after the plane reached cruising altitude, crews called Chakravati to the front of the plane to help with a staged medical emergency.
But instead of helping a sick passenger, she was surprised to hear the couple's favorite song. Patel joined her at the front of the plane asked her to "dance through life with him" before getting down on one knee.
Of course, an elated Chakravati said yes.
The couple's fellow passengers also got in on the sweet moment. Patel passed out cards in advance asking them to snap photos and videos. Delta provided champagne for travelers to toast to the future Mr. and Mrs. Deepum Patel and their fellow passengers shared stories about happy marriages and wished the couple luck.
After the celebration, the pilot read a statement Patel wrote over the plane's intercom:
“These two lovebirds have kept up a long-distance relationship with the help of Delta for nearly two years. The future groom has kindly asked me to remind you to call the special people in your life today and tell them how much you love them.”
The couple will continue on their planned three-week vacation to Iceland and Europe as an engaged couple.
Published: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 @ 5:20 PM
TUCKER, Ga. — A Georgia couple is proving that it’s never too late to find love.
Sylvia Moye and Stanley Krafchick of Tucker, Georgia, tied the knot on April 7.
Not only did they get married on April 7, but they were both celebrating their birthdays. Krafchick turned 86, and Moye turned 81.
They held a small reception for close friends and family at their Tucker home the next day.
Krafchick and Moye met online in 2015.
“I joined one of those senior single something or another,” Krafchick told Hot Topics. “And I didn’t have too much luck … I had one week left on my membership. And so I said after this one week, I’m going to give it up.”
That same week, he connected with Moye.
“I think the next-to-last day, I met Sylvia online,” said Krafchick. “We were corresponding. We were trying to arrange to get together and meet. And she was reluctant because she was nervous and wasn’t into it all that much.”
Krafchick got impatient and almost gave up.
“I said, ‘Look, I always felt you have to meet to get to know somebody. You can’t correspond and really get to know somebody,’” he said. “And so I said, ‘We have to meet or forget about it.’”
“When he said that, I thought, ‘You know, this sounds like a nice man. I’m not going to let him get away,’” said Moye.
The couple met a few days later at the food court at Northlake Mall in Atlanta.
“I was so dainty and delicate that I knocked over his coffee, spilled it all over him,” said Moye. “And I’m thinking to myself, ‘Good job, Sylvia. Really didn’t want to meet anybody, did you?’”
Despite the flub, the couple sat and chatted for about two hours.
“He called me when he got home, and the rest of us is history,” said Moye.
The couple said they sometimes have trouble understanding one another.
“We do have somewhat of a language barrier,” said Krafchick, who speaks with a New York accent he acquired growing up in the North.
“I speak Southern,” Moye said with a laugh. “He speaks that other language.”
Moye’s former husband died more than a decade ago.
“For 12 years, I had been alone,” she said. “I would be the one that would be looking out the window to see all my neighbors going somewhere with their respective husbands or boyfriends, picking up their girlfriends to go out. I’d be with my little dog, Bruce, going, ‘Well, Bruce, just you and me.’”
The two said they feel lucky to have found one another.
“I love this man with all of my heart. And also I inherited a wonderful family,” Moye said.
The newlyweds are looking forward to the days that lie ahead.
“We’re very happy. We’re very appreciative that we were able to meet somebody and feel this way, particularly at this age,” said Krafchick. “So we’re going to make the best of it and count every hour of every day, appreciate all those moments and not take anything for granted. So far it’s been great.”
Published: Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 11:21 AM
Updated: Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 11:54 AM
FRANKFORT, Ill. — Nearly two years ago, a man donated a piece of his liver to a stranger, and last weekend, she gave him her heart in return. The two were married in a church outside of Chicago this weekend.
When doctors diagnosed Heather Krueger, 27, with stage 4 liver disease, they told her she had just a few months to live.
"They immediately told me I was going to need a transplant," Krueger told CBS News. "By that time, I could really feel my body shutting down."
But there wasn't much time to find a donor.
But one day, Chris Dempsey, who had never met Krueger, overheard a colleague at work talking about her situation. He decided to get tested to see if he'd be a match. The former Marine said he is programmed to help others.
"I spent four years in the Marine Corps and learned there never to run away from anything," Dempsey told CBS. "So I just said to myself, 'Hey, if I can help, I'm going to help.'"
After finding out that they were compatible, the two met for lunch to discuss what the process would be like.
The transplant was successful, and the two stayed in touch, eventually falling in love. Last weekend, a year and a half after the liver transplant, they tied the knot in a ceremony in front of family and friends.
"You are the most incredible man I have ever known," Krueger told Dempsey in her wedding vows. "You believe in me, and you make me feel amazing every single day. Because of you, I laugh, smile, and I dare to dream again."
Published: Monday, December 05, 2016 @ 7:50 AM
Updated: Monday, December 05, 2016 @ 7:50 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. — A photo has started making the rounds online after a couple enjoying a kiss in front of Cinderella’s Castle at Disney World in Orlando was photobombed by a woman, apparently looking on in horror.
A user named HotCamAndCheese posted the photo on Imgur Sunday with the headline, “My brother and his girlfriend at Disney! But…” followed by the caption, “That random lady.”
The photo had hundreds of comments on Imgur and more than 7,000 points.
Users took no time making the most of the opportunity to offer up commentary on the situation.
“She’s obviously cringing at the couple’s matching T-shirts,” one user wrote. “She is the victim here.”
“It’s his girlfriend visiting from the future, looking back at her decisions,” another quipped.
But it was user TonyStarkWantsOne who took home the prize for best comment: “Why did they bring her evil stepmother to Disney?”
Published: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 @ 8:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 @ 8:32 AM
NEW YORK — It was his big moment, but one New York Yankees fan dropped the ball, or make that the ring.
Andrew Fox made the biggest error of his life, and it was all broadcast on the diamond vision at Yankee Stadium.
The New Castle, Pennsylvania man dropped to one knee, ready to propose during the fifth inning of Tuesday's Yankee/Red Sox game, and he dropped the ring, The Associated Press reported.
The crowd of more than 35,000 fans made a collective gasp, then booed the drop as Fox and his potential fiancee Heather Terwilliger searched for the ring. For five minutes, the couple and surrounding fans frantically searched.
Finally Terwilliger noticed something shining in the cuff of her pants, the ring!
So Fox dropped to his knee a second time, hopefully holding onto the bauble tightly, asking Terwilliger to marry him. She did say yes.