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Watch 100-year-old couple show their undying love on 80th wedding anniversary

by Scott Stump / / Source: TODAY

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Arthur Jacobs first asked for his wife Marcia's hand in marriage in 1937, and he's still tenderly holding it with love 80 years later.

A story of undying love that began before World War II was captured in a heartwarming video by their grandson from the night before Arthur, 105, and Marcia, 100, celebrated their 80th anniversary in New York on Tuesday.

"I’ve loved you for 80 years, honey. That’s a lot of time," Arthur tells Marcia as he clasps her hand.

Marcia is only able to say "hello, hello" at this point, according to their grandson, Gabe Jacobs, a Brooklyn-based filmmaker. However, she does sweetly kiss Arthur's hand as he professes his love to her.

Arthur and Marcia met at the University of Wisconsin after Arthur grew up in Hammond, Indiana, and Marcia in New York, Gabe wrote in the video's description. Arthur worked for the War Manpower Commission in Washington, D.C. during World War II and earned a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan.

The couple have two children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, according to the University of Wisconsin Alumni Association.

Marcia was the director of social work at Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale, New York, for many years, and the couple now live in Rye, New York, Gabe wrote.

"Arthur is a beautiful man and so incredibly in love with Marcia,'' Gabe wrote. "You can tell how sad he is that she is can no longer communicate. Proud to have descended from these superhumans."

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