Elderly BFFs Gliding Across The Ice Together At Skating Rink Could Not Be Cuter.

A two-photo collage of two elderly bffs. In the first, their backs are toward us as the ice skate. A group of people stand nearby and admire them. The second photo shows the same two from the front, arms around one another as they ice skate. The woman is smiling.

You can never know where life will take you. As we get older, our dreams and the things we love evolve with us. That being said, not everything changes. This sentiment is likely one that some folks feel when they see the video below of an elderly man and woman ice skating together.

In fact, the person who shared it online expresses their interest in knowing their story. Luckily, social media has a knack for getting to the bottom of stuff, including the identities of these elderly BFFs.

Elderly Best Friends Find Joy In Skating

In the comment section of the video, many were happy to share that these two are Mara Patai and László Gombos. According to an article on Metropol (originally written in Hungarian), the two of them have adored skating since they were kids.

For one reason or another, they eventually gave up the hobby… at least for a while. For Mara, a big factor was an ankle problem. When the two of them finally made their way back to skating, they immediately connected.

Close up of Mara Patai and László Gombos smiling as they skate, each of them with one arm stretched out.
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Although they are both widows, Mara and László are best friends with no romantic connection — but that doesn’t diminish the positive impact they have on each others lives.

The two of them can often be found dancing and skating, something that keeps them both feeling young. Plus, it helped László get through his cancer diagnoses.

“If for some reason we don’t make it to the track one day, we’ll still keep up,” he says. “We play table tennis, swim, or bike.”

You can find the source of this story’s featured image here!

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