We all search for love. It usually finds us in the most bizarre circumstances and places. One couple, who have been together for over 25 years and have two beautiful children met each other in Soviet Union in what was then Leningrad (St. Petersburg).
|Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg|
Nina was in her early 20s. She was your typical Russian beauty with large blue eyes, flowing blonde hair and the height of a model. She had just come back from visiting her mother at a hospital and was distraught about the whole experience. The doctors told her that they had to run some tests and hold her for a few days. The whole experience was rather onimous. Nina found herself walking home on Nevsky Prospect, the busiest most central street in Leningrad. In order to not show her tears, she would avoid eye contact with anyone on the street and blink as often as possible to hide the tears that were welling up.
Once he caught up to her, he asked, “Is it ok if I walk beside you?”
She replied, “Sure, the street is free.”
After a short walk, he offered to give her a ride home. Normally, she would never agree to accept a ride from a stranger, however since her mind was preoccupied with her mom’s health, she did not think anything of it and got into the car.