Al and Dottie Fairhurst were together for 75 years, and in that time, they spent less than a day apart. Last week, Al peacefully passed away in his sleep at the age of 98. After a day of planning the funeral and prayers, Dottie passed away the next night, peacefully, less than 24 hours after the family lost Al. They passed away together, just like [SPOILER ALERT] the end of The Notebook. ("Do you think our love could take us away together?" Allie says, to which Noah replies, "I think our love can do anything you want it to.") [END OF SPOILERS, BEGINNING OF TEARS.]
Al was a World War II veteran, and Dottie founded and ran a children's arts and cultural center in their home of Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. Their daughter, Virginia Wallace, says that it is hard losing both of her parents at once, but she knows that they are together.
"He would always tell her how pretty she looked, and she always said the same to him, how handsome he was," she Wallace says. "It's affirmation that love can work if you're devoted to each other," she continues, "The story's finished, and the ending is just an amazing ending."
Prepare to cry: