The world's oldest living couple celebrated another major milestone when their senior living community in Austin, Texas, threw them a party for their 80th wedding anniversary. John and Charlotte Henderson have an aggregate age of 211 years and 175 days, and a love story that has quite literally stood the test of time.
Friends and family gathered at Longhorn Village on Dec. 11 to celebrate the couple with food and a slideshow filled with photos of the couple over the years.
Jason Free, who helped his great-uncle and great-aunt get recognized by Guinness World Records in November as the world's oldest living couple, told media that "this what makes them so special".
"They are a wonderful couple, and an example of a very happy couple -- glad to be around each other, travel together and live life," Free said.
The two met in class at The University of Texas in 1934 and married in 1939. Both John and Charlotte are still very healthy and say the secret to a long life and a happy marriage is to live life in moderation.