True love knows no bounds and this is the case of a young couple in Burundi’s northern city of Kirundo.
The couple Charlotte Mukantwari and Gabin Ndayizigiye had plans underway to marry on July 4 before Gabin got involved in an accident.
The accident occurred on June 30th which got Gabin bed-ridden at the hospital. But that didn’t stop Charlotte from marrying the love of her love.
According to reports, she has been at the bedside of her sweetheart ever since he got involved in the accident and made sure the wedding came off as planned.
Despite the priest telling Ms Mukantwari to dress down, in what he expected to be a low-key event, she showed up wearing a wedding dress.
“‘I’ve been waiting for that date, facing that challenge was like facing the devils’ temptation, I couldn’t imagine my life after missing it,” Ms Mukantwari told the BBC Gahuza service.
Curious locals also thronged the hospital building where the ceremony was being held, to witness the ceremony.
Mr. Ndayizigiye said he was touched by his wife’s insistence to proceed with the wedding despite not knowing whether he would be able to walk again.
He made a brief appearance to take his marriage vows and was then rushed back to his hospital bed.
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