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99-year-old bachelor finally finds soul mate

June 26, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
After nearly a century of searching, a lifelong bachelor finally found his soul mate.

Gilbert Herrick recently got married for the first time at the ripe age of 99.

Herrick met his wife, 86-year-old Virginia Hartman, at their nursing home in Rochester, New York. The nursing home wouldn't let them share a room unless they got married, so he asked, and she accepted.

As for the honeymoon, the couple joked they had wanted to elope to Fiji.