Dementia and true love: Emotional photo goes viral

"IF THAT'S not true love, I don't know what is."

Those were the words of Nashville native Kelli Taylor after she posted arguably the year's most emotional photos to social media.

The picture shows her father, Stan Feener, laying back and cradling her mother, Phyllis, a 58-year-old woman living with dementia.

"My parents have been married for 34 years," Kelli captioned the photo. "My mom is in the final stages of young onset dementia (diagnosed 5 years ago at 53).

"My dad cares for her full-time. She doesn't always remember his name but she knows she is safe with him.

"If that's not true love, I don't know what is."

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The heartstring-tugging post became an instant viral sensation, garnering over 610,000 likes and being retweeted 117,000 times.

The outpouring of support was so immense that it left Kelli, who has created a GoFundMe campaign to help with her mother's care, lost for words.

"I'm reading through all the replies to this with tears running down my face," she wrote in a later tweet.

"I want to reply to everyone but there's so much, I don't even know where to start.

"Thank you all."


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