It was meant to be the happiest day of Yang Feng’s life. He had just changed into his three-piece suit, and finished distributing the wedding candy.
And it was now time to exchange wedding vows.
In a cruel twist of fate, however, his fiancee died from cancer, moments before their wedding.
“The wedding can’t be held anymore. Please leave, all of you,” said a heartbroken Yang, as he tried to hold back tears.
He knew she had cancer
Two years ago, 27-year-old Yang Feng met 32-year-old Xiao Hui quite by chance.
He was working as a deliveryman then, and she was hitchhiking. The two got talking, and at the very onset, Xiao Hui revealed that she was suffering from chronic myeloid leukaemia, or cancer of the white blood cells, since the age of 24.
What started off as sympathy, soon blossomed into love.
Yang told China Youth Daily, “I found her pitiful at first, but as we interacted more, I wanted to take care of her all her life, and I started to pursue her.”
He knew that she was the one he wanted to spend the rest of his life with.
Even while they were dating, Yang would spend about 3,000 yuan (S$600) to 4,000 yuan of his 5,000-yuan salary on her treatment.
Things took a turn for the worse when Xiao’s condition deteriorated on 10 Aug, and she had to be warded in hospital in Henan province, China. A determined Yang decided to wed her in her hospital room.
Fiancee dies on wedding day
Heartbreakingly, the bride-to-be died on 12 Aug 2018, moments before the couple could exchange their wedding vows.
“If only I had gotten to know her earlier,” said a devastated Yang.
The tragic love story has won the hearts of netizens in China.
One of them commented, “Maybe this is true love – not expecting to grow old together, but just being with each other until the final moment.”
Another netizen wrote, “If there is an afterlife, I wish you will meet again and never be separated.”
We hope so too.
Source: Weibo, China News
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