It's always a big moment when someone learns to drive for the first time. But this story about a 79-year-old man finally passing his driver's test has an especially heartwarming twist.
A British man named Keith Limbert took driving lessons as a young man, but never got around to doing the test. For a long time, he didn't have to; his beloved wife Anne did all the driving for most of their 58-year marriage. But when Anne, also 79, had a stroke in 2015, she was no longer able to drive. On top of that, she also began to develop other health issues, such her breast cancer diagnosis more than a year ago. So her devoted Keith finally got behind the wheel again — just to chauffeur his wife.
"My wife drove me around for 40 years," he said. "She passed first time in 1972, and I didn’t know how good I had it."
Although Keith has fond memories of his beloved wife driving him around, he's more than happy to take up the important responsibility that she held for decades — especially to take her to see the doctor and visit the hospital.
"She has looked after me long enough and I think it’s about time for me to look after her now, " he said. "I owe her."
But this isn't to say the newly minted driver is only using his skills for mandatory travel; Keith also takes his wife out for a spin every day, just for fun. Sometimes they visit a garden center, and other times they simply park the car and "watch the world go by."
Is there anything more romantic than that?