A Texas Couple Passes Away While Holding Hands, In True ‘The Notebook’ Style

We’ve got a real-life “The Notebook” situation on our hands here, folks. And it’s the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard. After 58 years of marriage, a couple from Texas died within hours of each other. As always, they were holding hands.

I have chills just thinking about it. George and Ora Lee Rodriguez were high school sweethearts who wed 58 years ago, according to News 4 San Antonio. They had both developed dementia, and a few months ago, George suffered from a stroke.

George was the first to pass away at the home of one of their three daughters, surrounded by friends and family. Just three hours later, his wife passed away, too.

“They were both here, we had them here at the house, in their hospital beds, right beside each other. They were holding hands,” one daughter told the news source.

“My mother would always say that she was going to take my father or vice versa, and it did happen,” another daughter, Georgia Perez, said.

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This is such a touching story, one filled with so much love. A tale fit for the movies, indeed.

Now, can someone pass the tissues?

[h/t: Good Housekeeping]