High School Sweethearts Rekindle Romance 60 Years Later In Adorable Proposal

The idea of marrying your high school sweetheart and living happily ever after is something of a pipe dream. After all, when you’re young and inexperienced, the idea of making it last with your teen boyfriend or girlfriend for the rest of your life isn’t exactly common. However, sometimes, as they say, when you know, you know. That’s certainly the case for Thomas and Nancy, though it took them a while to get there. Finally, 60 years after they first connected, they’re getting married!

In a TikTok video posted by Ada Yamila Vila, we see Thomas waiting at Tampa International Airport for his high school sweetheart, Nancy. The clip then switches to Thomas down on one knee and reading a speech he wrote for Nancy as she cries and holds his hand. We then see their family and friends celebrating their new engagement with signs and balloons.

“POV: The doctor you work with rekindles with his high school sweetheart from 60 years ago and proposes,” the caption states.

Thomas’ speech left no dry eyes, with viewers absolutely losing it over how sweet and pure his words were for Nancy.


Definitely made me cry🥹😭#proposal #loveisreal❤️❤️❤️🥰🥰🥰👍👍👍💃🏼💃🏼😍

♬ original sound – Mollyman94

“My dearest Nancy, it’s been 60 years since we first met, 56 years since we first dated, 10 years since I saw you last and 20 days since we rekindled. You have always been the one I had a crush on since your cheerleader days. Brings me a smile to my face and makes my heart skip a beat,” he says in the video. “Your beauty inside and out have always captivated me. Your kindness and compassion to those less fortunate … have touched my heart.”

I mean, pass the tissues!

“You are everything I’ve ever wanted in a partner, lover and friend, and so, Nancy, I come to you humbly today June 30th with a proposal,” Thomas continued. “I want to spend the rest of my life with you to cherish every moment we will have together, to make every day an exciting new adventure, to grow old with you and wake up in your arms every morning, to share our dreams and aspirations, to laugh and cry and support one another through thick and thin.”

“I love you more than words can express, more than you could ever comprehend. I want to spend the rest of my life proving that to you making you the happiest woman in the world.”

Nancy couldn’t resist Thomas’ beautiful proposal and quickly accepted. Now that’s one happy couple we can all root for!

Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more. You can follow her on Twitter @jenniferlstill