70-Year-Old Couple Weds At The Bensonhurst Center For Rehabilitation

Source: Jeff Belmonte via Wikimedia Commons

A couple at the Bensonhurst Center for Rehabilitation and Health Care at 1740 84th Street are showing the world you’re never too old to find love.

70-year-old Richard Nygaard tied the knot with his girlfriend Frances Buttel on Tuesday in front of family and friends. Neither has been married before, and both said they could not be happier, according to NY1.

“God had me wait 70 years for her and she waited a long time for me. I won’t say how many years. 21-plus, we’ll say,” said Nygaard.

The couple met at the nursing home and started out as friends before deciding to get married in January.

“I feel that you have to start out as friends. And that’s how Richard and I started. As friends. And it doesn’t hurt that he had blue eyes, either,” gushed the happy bride.


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