A woman named Eileen, 90, married her late husband’s best friend earlier this week and her story is going viral.
Eileen and Vince Triggs, who died at 96, were married for 71 years. They have four kids, four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Eileen and Vince
However, before Vince died, he told his wife that he wanted her to move on and be with someone who would love her as much as he did and he suggested his best friend Ron Fulton is the one person he knows who would.
Eileen and Vince’s son Mike Triggs narrated his late father’s dying wish this week after his mother’s wedding to his late father’s best friend.
Mike Triggs wrote a Facebook post on his dad’s final day, saying his dad “expressed his desire that mom not spend too much time grieving and it was his desire that at some point she might remarry and be able to share the rest of her life with someone who would care and love her as he did.”
Mike wrote that his mum called it “crazy talk.”
Mike also wrote that his father said: “While there would sure to be many, the only man that he knew that would treat her as he would want her to be treated was his best friend, Ron Fulton.”
The two men met in 2015 and became fast friends. Ron’s wife, Melba, was a friend of Eileen’s until she passed away in 2019.
After Vince’s death, Eileen and Ron spent time together. He helped her clean out Vince’s closet. They shared meals and watched football games. They went to concerts.
“One day Ron had asked if I would consider going to Arizona for a couple of months and I said no because I would not consider going with someone I was not married to,” Eileen told TODAY Parents. “The next day he came back and said, ‘would you consider going to Arizona if we got married?’ and I said yes.”
They wed on December 26.