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Grandma Puts Dress On After 63 Years Reflection In Photo Melts Everyone’s Heart

There are moments in life when it’s important to look back on the past and remember it fondly! That’s exactly what happened when Amy Buchan Kavelaras stopped by her grandmother’s house to help her move. While sorting through some dusty old boxes, Amy stumbled upon a memory Ruth stuffed away years before…

After a little convincing, Amy talked Ruth into opening the box and trying on the item resting within it. Ruth’s daughter (Amy’s mother) was there with her camera ready to capture the moment…

Facebook/Amy Buchan Kavelaras


As soon as Amy returned home from helping Grandma Ruth move she ran to the computer! Amy wanted to share the photo her mother took of Grandma Ruth with the Love What Matters Facebook page — this was a story everyone would surely love.

She wrote:

“While packing up my grammy’s house to move her into an assisted living facility next month, we found her wedding dress in her attic!

63 years later she tried it on and it still fits!”

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“This is a picture of her holding her original wedding photo from 1953.

My mom (their daughter) is taking this picture and you can see her face reflecting off the glass. My Grandma Ruth stayed married to my Grandpa Jack his entire life, until he died in 2000.

She misses him every day. They had a love that spanned the ages.

People should know this kind of love is real and is worth waiting for.”

Losing her husband was one of the hardest things Ruth ever had to endure, and opening that box was just a reminder of his absence. It was so brave of Ruth to try on her dress and show the world what true love really looks like — and my, does she look stunning!

The love these two shared was too valuable to stuff away forever. Thank you for sharing this powerful image, Amy.

Facebook/Amy Buchan Kavelaras


Learn more about the bride who surprised her grandmother by wearing her dress here!


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