Real Life 'Notebook Couple’ Die Holding Hands Within Minutes
This is an incredible story of the truest kind of love there is. Chicago couple Teresa and Issac Vatkin have been dubbed the ‘Notebook’ couple, after they died holding hands mere minutes apart.
They were married for a whopping 69 years and left this world much in the way of the elderly characters in the popular love story, The Notebook; holding hands, and at the same time.
The real-life couple had been admitted to a local hospital in late April; Isaac with influenza and Teresa with pneumonia, after being diagnosed with dementia 10 years ago - just like in the movie.
On April 23 at midnight, Teresa died, aged 89.
Their daughter, Clara Gesklin revealed incredibly, it was when they separated their parents fingers, 91-year-old Isaac stopped breathing.
“I saw it with my own eyes,” she said. “All of a sudden, when their fingers separated, he just stopped breathing.”
Speaking to the Chicago Sun Times, their son Daniel remembered his father’s final words.
“I’m done protecting her. I can go and rest as well,” he said. “My mum was his queen,” Daniel told PEOPLE .
“They stuck together through thick and thin and they taught us what it means to be a loving [spouse] and how to love and say forget and forgive and move on,” he added.
At the couple’s joint funeral the following day, Clasklin said her parents’ “love for each other was so strong they simply could not live without each other”.
“They never wanted to do anything apart,” the couple’s son Leo told the Associated Press.
What an incredible story.
Source: Gold Coast Bulletin