I came across the most adorable couple a few weeks back.
There were some 15 odd stall. But only one caught my attention. There was this couple probably in their late 60's, selling paintings and woolen clothes. I went up to them to check the paintings. They were amazing. I asked the man for the price, he replied in sign language. I realized then that the couple were mute. I asked him if it was his art, his wife came forward and told me that all the paintings were done by him and he is an amazing painter. Her husband smiled. He told me his wife had weaved all the woolen sweaters that were next to his paintings. I just couldn't stop smiling. I asked them if I could take a picture of them. The old man agreed and asked me to get the woolen wear also in the frame. I purchased a few paintings and sat on a table close to them. I just kept observing them. The way they were taking care of each other. The way they were communicating in their smile, all these gestures won my heart and made my day. It is amazing how some strangers can make u smile without even saying a word.
When I was flying back to the states from Australia I had the pleasure of sitting next to a very lovely elderly couple. They spent nearly 3 hours telling me about their travels together now that they're retired and all of the things they like to do for fun.
The most memorable part was when the man excitedly grabbed his necklace (a stone pendant wrapped on a leather cord) and said, "my wife and I made these for each other! We like to make crafts for each other now."
They make crafts for each other. As a hobby.