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Man’s reaction to his wife of 63 years trying on a wig after chemo treatment says it all

Few couples make it to 60 years of marriage, as either divorce or death usually hit before that milestone. So it’s a rare treat to get to see a couple who’s been married that long interact with one another.

That’s one reason a video shared by a woman named Jennifer (@jennjensc) on TikTok has so many people talking. The other reason is that it’s a just hilariously delightful.

“My parents have been married 63 years. My mom was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. She’s doing chemo and radiation and smiling all she can!” Jennifer wrote in the caption.

In the video, Jennifer tells her dad, “Papa,” that “Nana” is trying on her new wig. “So be encouraging,” Jennifer says, to which he responds, “She’s trying on wigs? That’s good.”

To his credit, he tried to be encouraging…which lasted about two seconds once he saw her. When Nana came through the doorway with a long, braided black wig parted down the middle, her husband said, “Well, look at that…” And then honesty hit, followed by peals of laughter.

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When you’ve been together with someone for over six decades, there’s not a lot that you can hide from one another, and this entire interaction proof. The sheer honesty of “I don’t believe I like that,” and “You look like Willie Nelson!” are so real, and the fact that they busted out laughing together speaks to the power of humor in a lasting relationship.

“He was really ready in his heart to try and be encouraging 😂😂😂,” wrote one commenter.

“They are the cutest! I love how he started “ohhh, look at that!” And then couldn’t even handle lying to her 😂😂😂,” wrote another.

“He made her LAUGH, which is way better than lying ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️” shared another.

“I love this. You can tell there’s a lot of love with all the laughter,” shared another.

And it doesn’t end there. Nana took the Willie Nelson bit even further in a follow-up video that showcases just how much humor plays a role in their lives.

@jennjensc

Today nan finshed the halfway mark of chemo and radiation. She is feeling great. She so enjoys akl tge comments prayers and good vibes ! #nana #papa #willie #journey #chemo #radation #lungcancer #faith #laughter#love

Nana and Papa, who are 81 and 83 respectively, were high school sweethearts. They met at a roller rink, “and we’ve been going ’round together ever since,” Nana said in another video. “Sometimes we’ve been goin’ ’round and ’round,” she added with a giggle. The two really are an adorable couple, and as people have shared in the comments, they’re an inspiration for what a relationship can be even after over 60 years together.

The most common wedding vow includes the phrase “in sickness and in health,” and the fact that these two are still having so many laughs together as Nana goes through radiation and chemotherapy exemplifies that phrase. They’ve been a team for almost their entire lives, and a cancer diagnosis isn’t going to get in the way of that.

You can follow more of Nana’s and Papa’s love story on Jennifer’s TIkTok here.

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