If you think that gifting someone red roses says “I love you”, what does a whole garden of pink flowers say?
One husband took the romance game to a whole new level, and he got a whole bunch of flowers for his wife.
Mr. and Mrs. Kuroki are a couple that got married in 1956 and they lived for 30 years on Mr. Kuroki’s dairy farm in Shintomi, Japan.
They lived a full life and had two kids, and they planned on retiring and traveling around Japan after 30 years of marriage.
However, those plans were soon broken.
Mrs. Kuroki lost her vision aged 52 due to complications from diabetes, and her blindness hit her very hard. She began staying inside her home all day, and her husband knew that she was depressed and wanted to do something to cheer her up.
He noticed that some people had stopped to admire his garden of pink shibazakura flowers (moss phlox flowers), and he got a brilliant idea.
Even though he couldn’t take his wife to see the world, he could make the world come to her.
He decided to plant even more of the flowers in his garden, as he was hoping that more people would come to visit it, and eventually cheer up his wife.
Even though he knew she wouldn’t be able to see them, he thought that she would be able to smell them and the pleasant smell might bring her joy.
So, the husband spent two years planting thousands of flowers in his garden, just to put a smile on his wife’s face.
His plan worked amazingly well, and his garden began attracting visitors.
The amazing love story of the loving couple has now turned into a major tourist attraction now, a decade later.
Believe it or not, more than 7,000 people visit the garden in a single day, and their cowshed has been turned into a display telling their love story.
And the most important part of all: Mrs. Kuroki absolutely loves the visitors, and she walks around the garden every day with a smile on her face.
Check out the video of the amazing heartwarming story for yourself below: