Man shares touching 53 years love story
This is the story of Andrew and Doreen, an interracial couple who have been married for 53 years, despite the racism that was prevalent in society back in the day.
As Doreen lay in hospital with sepsis, Andrew told their tale to the camera.
Andrew explained that he moved to the UK from Dominica in 1956, and he worked the service lifts in Selfridges, where Doreen sold fur coats.
“She was like a model,” Andrew gushed, as he talked about how they used to sneak to the roof and smoke on shift. “I think from the very first week I saw her, I knew I was in love with her.”
They hid their relationship from Doreen’s parents, until she discovered she was pregnant six months into their romance and had to come clean. Their family told her to break up with Andrew and give up the baby for adoption, but she didn’t listen.
The couple ended up buying a house in London, and soon had a second child. Doreen gave up work to look after the kids as she struggled to find someone willing to look after mixed-race children.
Unfortunately, Doreen passed away from her infection in bed, but with her husband by her side.
“To have a marriage that lasts 60 years,” said their son Chris, “I think most people can only dream of having that kind of relationship.
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