Husband gives wife a lifesaving gift

From college sweethearts to newlyweds, a Tennessee couple is sharing more than just love.

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Matt Stewart, a youth pastor, gave his wife, Britney, the best early Valentine's Day gift -- a lifesaving organ, WKRN reported.

"I tell everybody, 'I've already given her my heart and my money. Might as well give her my kidney, too,'" Matt told the news station.

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The couple had been married for a year before Britney found out that she had Stage 3 kidney disease and needed a transplant, according to WKRN. When doctors checked Matt to see whether he could donate a kidney to his wife, they found that his antibodies were compatible with hers.

"It wasn't a coincidence, the way it was orchestrated," he told WKRN. "God orchestrated the entire event. I was a perfect match."

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The couple underwent surgery in January and are recovering together.

The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.