These uplifting pictures will show you what true love is

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15 uplifting pictures that will melt your heart

Katharine Hepburn once said “love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get — only with what you are expecting to give — which is everything”. These 15 uplifting pictures will show you that true love is precisely that: constantly giving until you have graciously and selflessly given it your all.

A mother listens to the heart of her dead son beat inside the chest of a girl he saved with a transplant.

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Vicki Brannon’s son, Matthew, was only 14 years old when he was killed in an accidental shooting, after a gun went off while one of his friends was loading it. She decided to donate his organs.

Jennifer Lentini, a teenager suffering from a heart muscle disease at that time, received the transplant.

Years later, Lentini reached out to Brannon and set up a very emotional reunion on National Donor Day.

As a soul-stirring expression of her gratitude, Lentini gave Brannon a necklace with Matthew’s initials.

“I feel like I gained a daughter,” Brannon said.

A man teaches his wife to read again after memory loss.

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John’s wife Linda lost her memory. Now, she is learning to read again, and her husband is patiently by her side every step of the way, helping her with the alphabet.

A paralyzed man surprises his bride by standing up during their first dance as husband and wife.

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Sgt. Joey Johnson was paralyzed from the waist down in a motorcycle accident, shortly after returning from duty in Afghanistan. He brought tears of joy to his bride’s eyes when he used a harness to stand up during their first dance as husband and wife.

An elderly man is eating lunch with a picture of his late wife.

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On more than one occasion, this elderly man has been seen eating at the same diner with photos of his deceased wife next to him. According to people who spoke to the man, he first met her when they were both 17. They dated for a short while, then lost contact and spent more than a decade apart after he was sent off to war and her family moved. They tied the knot in 1954 and were happily married for 55 years until she passed away in 2009. He never leaves home without a picture of her.

A dog saves his owner’s life by lying on top of him to keep him warm in freezing conditions.

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Source: McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital

A man who fell and broke his neck outside survived for 24 hours in the snow thanks to his dog. The Golden Retriever sat on top of him the entire time to keep him warm and licked his face and hands to keep him awake.

“She kept barking for help but never left my side. She kept me warm and alert. I knew I had to persevere through this and that it was my choice to stay alive,” the man said.

One of his neighbors discovered him thanks to the dog’s screeching howls and called the emergency services.

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