Senior Citizens’ Joyful Engagement Photos Show Love is Worth the Wait

posted: 07/14/17
by: Blythe Copeland

The latest set of viral engagement photos might not be exactly what you'd expect -- they don't have any cute gimmicks, they're not of your favorite celebrities, there's no surprise proposal; instead, they're just simple, sweet photos of an adorable couple in love. The one difference? The couple -- Murphy Wilson and Lucinda Meyers -- are 70 and 67 years old, respectively.

"You have these two senior citizens thinking they're 16 and 17 years old," Wilson said of the photo shoot. "We just had a good time."

Wilson and Meyers met at church in Huntsville, Alabama, after Wilson's wife died in 2013, but it took years for them to realize they were meant to be -- that "the answer to my prayer was sitting in the balcony with me for the last four years," Wilson told ABC News.

The engagement shoot was the brainchild of Wilson's two daughters, who hired photographer Gianna Snell for a session in a Huntsville city park. Snell shared the couple's story on her blog, detailing the years they spent admiring each other from afar, and the photos she posted garnered millions of views, comments, and shares from people inspired by the idea that it's never too late to find your true love.