This story originally appeared on Babble and is reprinted with permission.


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Sometimes love gives us a second chance. That’s just what happened for one couple whose love story took 64 years to play out. Joyce Kevorkian and Jim Bowman were high school sweethearts back in the ’50s. Joyce’s granddaughter Anna Harris tells Babble that the two knew each other all through high school and started dating their senior year, even attending prom together.

Life had other plans for the couple, however, who attended separate colleges and lost touch with one another. Now, 64 years later, the two have reunited and rediscovered that spark that first brought them together. They were finally married earlier this month and Joyce’s granddaughter posted an adorable tweet commemorating the event, which inspired hearts (along with 1.7K likes and nearly 500 retweets).

Anna says that Joyce and Jim had both lost their spouses to a stroke. The two had little contact with one another over the years, seeing each other only at high school reunions. Then, one day, Joyce was surprised to receive a letter from Jim. They began corresponding and after some time, Jim asked if they could meet up and Joyce agreed.

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