An elderly couple dies holding hands after a car crash left them both in serious condition. On Oct. 16, NBC News reported that a state trooper approached the car in rural Washington state after an accident and what he found was simply emotional.
"Floyd Nordhagen, 92, and Margaret Nordhagen, 88, died Sunday afternoon after they pulled out of a store parking lot onto a state highway in front of an oncoming pickup truck," NBC News reported. Their son believes that his mother likely grabbed her husband's hand when the accident first happened -- and she just didn't let go.
The elderly couple dies holding hands story is getting tons of attention today because it's so moving. Married for 68 years, the Nordhagen's had a very strong, unbreakable bond. They have four children, 11 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchilden according to the report. They were so supportive of one another through the years and their children have to feel so blessed to have had them for parents.
Someone gave the local media an example of just how connected Floyd and Margaret were. When Floyd found it difficult to mow the law with his push mower as the years went on, Margaret would go out and help him. The couple would push the lawnmower together.
When an elderly couple dies holding hands in reminds the world that long-lasting love is still out there and it's still obtainable. "Through thick and thin."
© Effie Orfanides 2013