Nichols explained that her parents were introduced by a mutual friend in Florida, where Tom Ledbetter was stationed in the military. Their first date happened when Delma Ledbetter accompanied him as he moved his car one day.
"They drove around two, three different blocks or whatever, and they came back, and they parked, and he said he reached over, and he grabbed her hand, and he said, 'I don't know what made me do it,'" Nichols told KPRC 2. "He said, 'I just reached over and gave her a kiss on the cheek.'"
The couple married three weeks later. Over the years, they had two daughters, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
In their later years, they traveled the country together, camping at a variety of campsites, their joint obituary said.
"Their love was a testimony to many, and was surely a match made in heaven," the death notice read. "Although the family is filled with sadness, they are left with many loving memories until the time comes that they are all together again."
People on social media were inspired by the Ledbetters’ love story, posting about the couple’s devotion -- in multiple languages.
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