An elderly gay couple gathered some 12,000 fans using China’s version of Twitter, Weibo, for their wedding ceremony in Beijing on Wednesday. And it was adorable, you guys.
Like, look at them?! The wedding dress. Those happy little old people faces. Ugh, we’re dead.
Anyway, the couple, who refer to each other as “Big Treasure” and “Little Treasure” — just start shoveling the dirt over us — shared traditional shots of baiju, a Chinese booze, as their many internet friends blessed them.
They posted on Weibo yesterday that the wedding went smoothly, though they lamented that one of their son’s could not accept their union.
“It’s disappointing that outsiders can bless us but not our own son,” they wrote. “The heartless child is sabotaging our happiness.”
The couple were inspired by a campaign by the Big Love Alliance, a Hong Kong LGBT rights group, to come out and declare their love for each other. A retired history teacher and a water delivery man, they met when the latter delivered water to the former.
“We won’t part till we die,” they wrote on Weibo. “We will strive to be together no matter how hard and painful it is.”
A video of the couple singing the famous Chinese love song, “The Moon Represents My Heart,” went viral on Weibo and was forwarded 5,640 times.
While same-sex marriage is not recognized in China, who — besides some heartless saboteur — could deny these two their happiness?
(h/t: Gay Star News)