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20 Romantic Stories About Love That Will Make You Feel All the Things

Brb, literally sobbing all over my phone.

In times like these where everything feels so daunting and chaotic, nothing quite calms the mood like a good ole’ story of romance. Sure, you can always search through #CelebrityCoupleGoals posts and drown yourself in the depths of romance novels and movies, but sometimes you just need an IRL story of two average, everyday people finding each other.

Thankfully, these stories are only a click away. From one hopeless romantic to another, I gift you 20 feel-good romantic stories about people just like you and me.

 

1. Exhibit A: Sometimes real love is just as wholesome as seen in the movies.

This story of a woman’s parents featured on Humans of New York will literally make you sob. Reading about the true love and devotion this man had for his wife, even after her passing, is, like, too much for my heart.

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6. Honestly, this one is giving me all the feels.

Let's just take a second to admire the love between former sex worker Rajiya Begum and Abbas Miah, a man with a disability who was formerly homeless. Begum was forced into sex work due to circumstance and Miah was the first person to offer her money without asking for anything in return, despite being impoverished himself.

Moved by his kindness, Begum promised to help him out and push his wheelchair anywhere he wanted to go. They both fell in love and married one another, vowing to always be there to ease the other’s pains. The couple has been married for four years now, as reported on in the Indian Express.

7. Everything starts with a kiss.

In this TikTok, user @bethanyciotola describes how she ended up falling for a male model she had to do a kissing photo shoot with. You can guess what happened next: The two quickly fell in love, got married, and had several children together. Sign me up, pls.

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9. Just a little glimmer of hope: Anyone can find true love at any age.

That’s what happened with TikTok user @pattiaveryschmidt when she married her college sweetheart. They married at 19 and had three baby boys together. After her third child, she had several miscarriages and was told she wouldn’t be able to conceive again. But, despite everything, she ended up having a baby girl that made her family of five into a family of six. They just celebrated their 27th anniversary.

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15. There are few things in this world better than being supported by Your Person.

TikTok user @nicolealiciamd took part in the jumping shoe challenge with her husband too. This time, to show her TikTok users how, after just meeting at the gym, her eventual husband became a great support system to her as she went through medical school and residency. She made the post as a shout-out for her husband and the post eventually went viral.

 

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17. And whomst says you can't find love in the midst of a global pandemic?

NYC Photographer Jeremy Cohen did the most when he saw a woman — later deemed “Quarantine Cutie” by Twitter — creating a TikTok on her rooftop a few buildings away. He wrote his number down and taped it to his drone, then flew it over to her rooftop. She eventually texted back and they had a socially distanced date via FaceTime. Then, to take the relationship to the next level, Cohen got into an inflatable bubble and visited his Quarantine Cutie. While it’s unclear exactly if Cohen and his Cutie are dating, they did Tweet about meeting up and doing handstands together, which is my version of romantic TBH.

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19. A reminder that love isn't always easy, but it is worth it.

Derrick Young Jr. and Johnathan Allen had to keep their love secret because of Allen’s strong religious background. But after five years of loving each other on the DL, the world learned about them when their proposal video went viral. They felt liberated after the world found out, since they could start loving each other loudly.

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20. And lastly, an IRL version of The Notebook.

This couple went viral on Humans of New York for being a real-life version of The Notebook. After celebrating their 50th anniversary, the man in the photo noticed his wife was forgetting things. She later was diagnosed with dementia, just as her father was. Today, he remains physically close by her side, cuddling with her, and comforting her in times of distress. Even when she’s not able to speak coherently, he feels comforted by her being there. (Aaaand cue the tears).

 

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