To honor his wife for their 61st anniversary, Bob Phillips sent a letter to a North Carolina newspaper, proclaiming that he would never see a bride more beautiful than her.

Gail says it’s hard to live up to the bar, but her romantic husband has put her on a pedestal since their wedding day in 1953.

The Charlotte Observer printed the letter, and posted it online, where it has been widely admired on social media.

Dear Gail,

I look at newspaper pictures of new brides every Sunday. I’m searching. I want to see if there is now or ever will be another bride as lovely as you. Been doing that since June 27, 1953.
Actually, I already know the answer. There is not – and never will be to me – your equal in loveliness. On our wedding day you were the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. The delightful truth is that you still are.
Happy anniversary, sweetheart. You’ve made me and you keep me the happiest and most grateful husband any bride could ever know. I’d gladly welcome another 61 years of marriage with you. Beyond that I pray we will spend eternity together.

All my love, Bob

(WATCH an interview with the couple, from WBTV, below) – Story tip from Katherine

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