HAMPTON, NH (CBS) – Ninety-four year old John Doyle is wheeled in the Oceanside Center in Hampton, New Hampshire to his beautiful girl – his Kay. And the couple, married 72 years, wastes no time – going right in for a careful kiss.
âItâs magic, it really is. I donât know how long itâs been,â John said.READ MORE: Red Line Train Derails At Broadway MBTA Station
It had been about a year that Covid kept them apart. Still, they both got sick and survived. Sure, there were socially distant visits… but these long-awaited real ones – are never long enough.
âI donât have a roommate. You can have that bed?â Kay pleaded.
âOK, Iâll check with the authorities,â John joked back.
Theyâll be married 73 years this September. Still smitten.READ MORE: Andrea Campbell Seeking Commitments Before Endorsing Mayoral Candidate
âI think heâs very kind and considerate. But mostly handsome,â Kay said.
This longtime love story has weathered some storms. The Newburyport natives, who raised a family in Worcester, had their share of heartbreak – losing parents, siblings, friends, and even children. Their Jackie just went to Heaven in December.
âThey say she was special needs, but I say she was just special,â John said, of his daughter.
But in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, John and Kay have been right here. Together. Her hand on his knee.
âJust love each other,â she said.MORE NEWS: Inspired By Mother, NH Teacher Running Virtual Boston Marathon For Stepping Strong Center
âThe secret is good luck… We were lucky,â he added.