Elderly couple holding hands during Hurricane Florence evacuations proves true love withstands all storms

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As Hurricane Florence bears down on the coast of the Carolinas, one touching photo is helping prove true love withstands all storms. This elderly couple is holding hands as they’re being evacuated by an EMS crew from their coastal nursing home.

The South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) shared the tender photo which has now gone viral ahead of the storm’s devastation. A spokesperson for DHEC told Yahoo Lifestyle the photo was captured by emergency services earlier this week while making medical evacuations out of Beaufort, South Carolina.

DHEC received this photo of an elderly couple being evacuated by an #EMS crew from a coastal nursing home. We are…

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More than 1,700 people have been safely evacuated from healthcare facilities along the coast, according to SCDHEC.

The heartwarming photo is earning praise from people on social media, commending the emergency workers for keeping the couple safe, as well as emotional messages cheering on the couple’s true love.

“Thank you for taking care of the sick and elderly and for trying to keep them together!,” one Facebook commenter wrote.

“Such a sweet, loving couple,” wrote another.

“My tears are flowing,” said another person.

“Bless these health care workers helping evacuate the hospitals and nursing homes,” wrote one person.

“Beautiful picture of dedication…of emergency preparedness staff, of evacuation crews and of this couple for the enduring commitment they have for each other. THIS is what LOVE looks like. God please keep them all safe,” said one more.

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