A freak screen door accident caused the amputation of Libby Sanders's pinky last March, as reported by BuzzFeed News. Matt, her husband, stepped up to show his unwavering commitment to Libby with a loving gesture that made the whole world both collectively "aww" and resent their own partner for not being as thoughtful. The Indiana couple's Facebook post has been shared over 120,000 times by mid-May.
Here's the full message:
This is who I married....
I was painting my nails and made a comment that I forget I don't have to paint my pinky nail on my left hand. I simply forget that I lost my pinky, but it is always kind of a bummer when I am reminded. Matt said "I will be your surrogate pinky. You can paint my pinky to match your nails for the rest of our lives"
And so we did....
I cannot image a sweeter, kinder man. No words adequately describe our love.
And here's the couple themselves. On top of their flawless relationship, they're god damn beautiful.
This is only the beginning of Matt's nauseatingly cute tributes to his wife of six years, who he proposed to after just four and a half months of dating and is currently raising five children alongside. He also named his independent ice cream shop after her, Libby's Gourmet Ice Cream, which may or may not be staffed by chubby-cheeked children.
This perfect relationship is pretty much the plot of a bad romantic paperback. Libby told BuzzFeed she's well aware of this.
I tell my friend and family that I have the guy that runs after the girl.
Libby received an outpouring of support as the images spread across the Internet, from friends and family to amputees who reached out to share their own experiences.
I really like the people who have reached out to me to say they have really helped them.
Matt, the cloying sap he is, was surprised at the posts' popularity.
It’s kind of just us being us. Neither of us thought much of it.
What a hunk.
As endearing as Matt is, Libby is probably only in that marriage for the Pixie Dust flavored ice cream.