Some couples share a love so pure that it brings joy to all who see it. Kenneth and Faye Babin got married 72 years ago, and their love has only gotten stronger through the decades. Recently their granddaughter Jalee started sharing videos of their enduring union on TikTok.
The duo now has admirers and supporters from all around the world! Jalee began uploading videos of her “Memaw and Papaw” with her admirers after a video of Faye sitting on Kenneth’s lap was seen nearly 9 million times!
Everyone gushed about how they still refer to each other by their pet names, demand endless hugs and kisses, and actually enjoy being with the person they selected all those years ago. Faye, 93, and Kenneth, 95, keep their responses short and sweet when questioned about the secret of their long-lasting and very happy marriage.
“He was handsome, and he sang and played the guitar, so put all of that together, it was very romantic,” Faye gushed, gazing lovingly at Kenneth as she speaks. She went on to say that showing physical affection was always very important to them both.“Anytime I was feeling low, or feeling bad, I’d ask him, ‘Could I have a hug? Could I have a kiss?’ And he obliged!” she laughed.
When it comes to conflict, they agree that it’s never good to let problems fester. Instead, they keep the lines of communication open at all times, treating marriage like a true partnership as they navigate life’s often-choppy waters. “We always talked it out,” said Faye simply.
Sharing common hobbies was another tip from the couple. “We loved to laugh,” Faye says of their life together. “We played cards, we played dominoes, we had a regular poker game. I did not even think of divorce. Murder, a few times, but…” Faye joked with a big laugh.
Kenneth says he never once considered being with someone else. He has only had eyes for Faye since he was a young man, and he never saw any reason to change the good thing they have between them.
“We never even talked about getting rid of each other, it was always the other way around. Sticking together,” he said. Faye and Kenneth have been together through thick and thin, and their love never wavered. We can all learn a lot from their devotion and fidelity!