He’s 100, she’s about to turn 103, and they just got married

This old couple is a living testament that it is never too late to find love.

Seeing elderly couples together can make us feel both inspired and hopeful. To witness two people who have managed to stay happily together after decades have passed is truly inspiring. At the same time, we feel hopeful. Deep inside, we desire to have the same kind of love when we grow old. We wish that if we ever find that one person, we will still be with them until our hairs have all turned gray – just like the old couple in this story.


Lovebirds John Cook and Phyllis Cook are celebrating their new lives together as newlyweds in Kingston Residence, a senior living facility in Ohio. John and Phyllis are both centenarians. John, a World War II veteran, just turned 100 years old, and his wife Phyllis will turn 103 on August 8 – just three years shy of how old her mother lived to be.

The duo had been dating for about a year when they decided to get their marriage license in the courthouse. But things didn’t go as planned. When they got there, they were informed that they could get married on the spot – so they did!

“It wasn’t the plan, but we got here and they said, ‘we could marry you here.’ I said ‘good, let’s get it over with,'” John told WNWO.


It wasn’t a rash decision at all. Aside from the fact that they had been dating for quite a long time before they decided to tie the knot, the pair were 100% certain about how they felt for each other.

“To tell you the truth, we fell in love with each other. I know you think that may be a little bit farfetched for somebody our age, but we fell in love with each other,” Phyllis said.


Both of them had loved and lost two spouses in the past, and they feel especially lucky to have found love a third time.

“We were just compatible in a whole lot of ways, found ourselves enjoying each other’s company,” John said.

The old couple loves spending their time together sharing meals, sitting in the sun, and roaming the halls of Kingston Residence in their mobility scooters. But no matter how much they enjoy their time together, they both value the importance of space.

old couple riding scooters

“What we do, we keep both of our apartments. He’s upstairs, and I’m down,” Phyllis said.

What an inspiring pair. Stay in love, newlyweds! See them below: