Devoted Nine-Year-Old ‘Couple’ Melts The Hearts Of Thousands With Their VERY Tearful Goodbye
Nine-year-old couple Merce and Mylee have known each other since they were two. They met in a dance class run by Merce’s grandmother in Gozales, Louisiana. They have literally been inseparable since then.
Merce’s father, Glen Meynardie, explained to Yahoo: ‘They have always said they were boyfriend and girlfriend for as long as I can remember.’
But the kids’ delightful romance was sadly to be cut short, after Merce’s father secured a new job in California, which meant the family would be moving away.
‘When Mylee found out we were moving, she said, “My life is over. I’m supposed to marry Merce. How am I going to marry him if he is in California?”‘ Glen explained.
And when it came to the last goodbye before Merce left town, things became extremely emotional between the two. Sporting gorgeous matching outfits from their hip hop dance class, the two nine-year-olds were photographed embracing, with poor Mylee wiping away her tears.
The heartbreaking goodbye happened right after the two had their final dance recital together. Mylee’s older sister Haylie later shared the images on Twitter, where they went viral.
‘My little sister’s boyfriend is moving and their goodbyes were the saddest thing ever,’ she wrote on the social media site.
In just three days, the tweet has been shared more than 50,000 times and gained over 170,000 likes.
The story of the two love-struck youngsters struck a chord with thousands of users, who replied to the tweet with their hopes that the two would one day meet again.
‘Reminds me of an opening scene in a rom-com,’ wrote one user. ’16 years later they’ll meet again in their mid-20s after a series of adorable and comical mishaps.’
‘I hope they find each other years from now and pick up where they left off,’ added another.