Simple Photo Of Man In Grocery Store Is Teaching The World About True Love.

Along with her best friend Erin, Amy Betters-Midtvedt, runs the blog Hiding in the Closet with Cofee (a name to which most parents can relate).

Just how Amy is able to run a blog while mother 5 kids totally beats us—but Amy gives credit to the many people who support her, including her husband, Todd.


Amy and Todd, who are now in their 40’s, have been together since college. They’ve no doubt been through all kinds of things together over the decades (again, 5 kids), but they’ve remained loyal friends and partners.

But the key to their love isn’t romantic dates, bouquets of flowers, or dramatic gestures… It’s little moments, like one Amy recently shared in an ALDI:


Listen up young ones.

This is what your knight in shining armor looks like when you are in your 40’s.

Yes, that’s my amazing husband who is arriving on the scene with his credit card because what you can’t see is me, standing next to a cart super full of groceries that I couldn’t pay for because I couldn’t find my wallet.

Not sure you can tell, but he’s smiling at me. Yup…he had to leave work and he is smiling. His only words of admonishment were, “You’re not supposed to be grocery shopping I said I’d go this week.”


Young people, this is what love looks like when you’re old and it’s ridiculous how awesome it is.

We’ve all had that moment where you’ve just finished shopping only to realize your wallet is at home. Rather than unload the entire shopping cart– meaning the last hour in the store was all for naught– Amy gave her husband a call, and he rushed to her aid.

That’s love.


But Amy says that isn’t the only way Todd expresses his love:

Love also looks like me coming downstairs to a full pot of coffee every morning because coffee is love.

Love looks like all the lunches being made already so I can enjoy that aforementioned cup of coffee.

Love looks like someone washing the dishes while his wife catches up on ‘This is Us’ while plopped on the couch not helping at all.

Love looks like a super patient dad doing the 5-year-old’s homework with him every morning so I can get to work on time.

Love looks like running to the store before bed after your wife has forgotten to buy milk because you know the morning will be easier if we can serve up some cereal.


The point of Amy’s post isn’t just to praise Todd (although the guy has clearly earned it); it’s to advise young people on what to look for in love.

Young people, listen.

Do not be fooled by big, showy promposals and giant cards with candy bars glued to them with some cute saying or by your name spelled in pepperoni by a boy who’s asking you to homecoming.

That isn’t the stuff that lasts and let’s be honest…moms are totally helping them with those things.

Watch how he treats you when Instagram isn’t looking.

And that my friends is true love.

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