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Two 90-year-olds go on a blind date

Two 90-year-olds go on a blind date
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Sometimes love lasts forever. Other times, it takes you forever to find it. Take the case of 93-year old Miriam Steiner and 90-year old Harold Sharlin. Their story is one for the ages.

It all began when Harold's granddaughter Jenny, a waitress, waited on Miriam at the restaurant where she works. After talking with Miriam, Jenny decided that she would be a perfect match for her grandfather.

Harold told Today, "'My Jenny was so impressed with Miriam's pep and vigor that she said, "You'd make a great date for my grandfather."

Miriam was hesitant at first, since she hadn't gone on a date since her husband died in 1999, but she told Today, "I said, all right, what have I got to lose?"

So the very next day, Harold called Miriam to set up a blind date at the Politics & Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C. They met, and seemed to spend the entire day chatting and getting to know each other.

When employees of Politics & Prose caught wind of what was happening, they snapped a photo of the new couple and posted it to Facebook, where it went viral and softened the hearts of thousands. See it below:

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No word yet on if there will be a second or third date, but what both parties can say is that they had a good time.

"It's not easy, making connections as a senior," Miriam said. "But we need it. It's up there with Medicare and Social Security. I hope people remember that."

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Source: Today
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