Because they both love the outdoors, Japanese couple Mr. and Mrs. Kuroki moved to a dairy farm back in 1956, shortly after they got married. They would take walks together or simply hang out and enjoy the outdoors in their expansive farm.
They had two children together.
As the years passed, however, the two faced a number of problems, primarily because of Mrs. Kuroki’s declining state of health. She would soon lose sight on both eyes – a major handicap for someone who loved the outdoors so much.
Afraid of what could happen to her if she goes outside, the old woman would soon refuse to go outdoors – and what could she do there if she could go out, anyway? Refusing to give up on his wife, Mr. Kuroki began to plant his wife a garden where she could enjoy the smell of flowers even if she could not see them with her eyes.
Soon, Mrs. Kuroki began going outdoors again – much to her husband’s delight! Seeing that the little garden had a positive impact on his beloved wife, Mr. Kuroki decided to take the notch a little higher by planting more flowers for her to enjoy – and enjoy she did!
For 2 years, Mr. Kuroki labored on every inch of their dairy farm, planting thousands of flowers that transformed the farm into a huge, sweet-smelling garden for Mrs. Kuroki. So great was his testament of love for his wife that their story later went viral.
Photos of the expansive garden by Mr. Kuroki became an inspiration for many to live their life to the fullest and to love their partners even more.
Today, Mrs. Kuroki does not even have to go outdoors to smell the flowers because their scent is easily carried by the wind yet she still goes outside the house to enjoy the huge garden her husband had made just for her. Now that’s what you can call the ultimate labor of love!