- Rehana and Firoj are both blind
- They met and instantly fell in love
- They have shared their heartwarming story
A blind couple in Bangladesh have shared the heartwarming story of how they met, fell in love and got married against all odds.
Photojournalist GMB Akash wrote their story on his Facebook page.
Rehana and Firoj, both 24, have been married for just 22 days. Rehana narrated how people, including her own sister, looked down on her after she became blind at the age of three.
After losing her dad, her mother was her only hope. However, she also passed away. Rehana then met Firoj and her life changed for the better.
She said: "When I first met Firoj inside a park, it was like we knew each other for years. When we were sharing our misery because of our sightlessness, I felt like I was talking with myself. We became close to each other in a few minutes."
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Firoj proposed to her on the same day they met and they soon got married. Their love remains strong even though they are both poor.
Rehana said: "Now we are so blissful that we have each other. Our life has changed from hell to heaven. Firoj always holds my hands when we walk."
Rehana said she hopes that Firoj's mother would eventually accept her, because she is currently skeptical that two blind people can love each other.
She explained: "But Firoj told her then that only a blind person can understand another blind person’s pains, suffering and courage. Only two blind people together can fulfill themselves."
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