You probably have a lot of expectations for what marriage will be like once you tie the knot. Whether it's unlimited foot rubs or someone you can fully trust with all of your deepest, darkest secrets, the idea of marriage seems pretty flippin' great. Sadly, though, your marriage will not always be filled with rainbows and butterflies. Sometimes life or unpredictable illnesses simply get in the way of a good thing. But it's what you choose to do with these negative events that defines you and your husband's/wife's love for each other.
One man who has stolen the Internet's heart is here to school us on what marriage is really about. Surprise: It's not about shared bank accounts or how many times you get it on per week. Nope, it's about being there for the one you love even when you physically can't be. The viral photo was posted on his daughter's Twitter account on April 14, and ever since then it has racked up a ton of likes, retweets, and comments, because, we mean, just read that caption. Mackenna Newman writes, "My mom has to stay in her room in isolation for her cancer radiation, so my dad set up a desk at her door to keep her company and I'm crying." Girl, we are crying too!
Marci, Mackenna's mom, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in October last year, which has now spread to her lymph nodes and trachea. Marci told BuzzFeed News, "Jon goes to every doctor's appointment, every blood test, every surgery, every radiation. And, as you can see, if he can't be by my side, he is as close as he can get!"
Twitter users everywhere were so incredibly moved by such a simple, sweet gesture that they commented on the post in droves. But what really summed up the collective feeling of the Internet was this:
You can't even lie and tell us that's not the face you're making right now! We see you.
Here's to as quick and painless a recovery as possible for Marci. We bet Jon is eagerly awaiting a bear hug.