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This Husband Supported His Wife With the Sweetest Gesture After She Lost Her Pinky

Libby Sander and Matt Sander
Libby and Matt Sander’s hands

This little pinky means everything. A husband whose wife recently lost her pinky in a freak accident supported his spouse last week with a simple gesture that has since gone viral on Facebook.

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The wife, Libby Sanders, got into an accident with a screen door in February, and ended up having to amputate her finger in March. Last Monday, May 2, she shared two images on Facebook to illustrate her marriage to her husband, Matt Sanders.

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“This is who I married. … ” Libby wrote, alongside a snap of her hand on top of her husband’s. “I was painting my nails and made a comment that I forget I don’t have to paint my pinky nail on my left hand. I simply forget that I lost my pinky, but it is always kind of a bummer when I am reminded.”

Libby Sander and Matt Sander
Libby and Matt Sander’s hands

So, her husband came up with a simple solution. “Matt said ‘I will be your surrogate pinky. You can paint my pinky to match your nails for the rest of our lives,'” Libby wrote. “And so we did. … I cannot image a sweeter, kinder man. No words adequately describe our love.”

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In an interview with BuzzFeed, Libby said losing her finger was a “pretty rough” experience. Luckily, her husband has been incredibly supportive through the whole ordeal. “I tell my friends and family that I have the guy that runs after the girl,” she noted.

Matt added that they had no intention of going viral. “It’s kind of just us being us,” he said. “Neither of us thought much of it.”

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