Caro and Wang's love story is an epic one straight out of a movie. They met in 1943 at a ball in Kunming, Yunan Province. "My dad asked my mom for a dance and they fell in love with each other almost at first sight. That's it. That's how my father met my mother," the couple's youngest son, Cao Pangpei, told CNN.
"They have been together for so long, going through the war, the political turmoil and diseases, and can still stay with each other and love each other,"said the younger Cao. Indeed, the couple was separated by war, with Cao serving as an interpreter for U.S. Army General Joseph Stilwell in India during World War II.
When Cao returned from war in 1945, the couple met at the train station in Kunming, where he proposed on the spot with a ruby ring he bought in Myanmar.
Seriously, it's like a real life the Notebook.
This year, to celebrate their 70th anniversary, Cao and Wang's four children helped them recreate their 1945 wedding, down to the wedding dress, veil and long bouquet. And they look just as debonair and stylish as the original!
"They have been with each other for so long and the love never fades. Their relationship is so strong that even in the darkest time during the Cultural Revolution, when my dad was segregated for trial because of his service for the U.S. Army, they trusted each other and supported each other to get over the adversities," Cao said.
These two make growing old together through tough times look remarkable and easy. And they plan to tie the knot all over again for their 100th birthdays.