This viral photo of a husband supporting his wife during her cancer treatment is a reminder of what marriage is really about.
On April 14, Mackenna Newman, 17, tweeted a photo of her dad Jon posted up outside his wife Marci’s bedroom, writing, “My mom has to stay in her room in isolation for her cancer radiation so my dad set up a desk at her door to keep her company and I’m crying.”
The sweet image was retweeted more than 7,500 times and received 100K likes on the Love What Matters Facebook page.
According to Newman, Marci was diagnosed with thyroid cancer (which spread to her lymph nodes and trachea) in October. But Jon has been right by her side ever since.
“Jon goes to every doctor’s appointment, every blood test, every surgery, every radiation,” Marci told BuzzFeed News. “And, as you can see, if he can’t be by my side he is as close as he can get!”
Twitter was moved by Jon’s compassion:
And this face just sums it all up:
The Huffington Post reached out to Newman for comment but had not heard back at the time of publication. This story may be updated.