Teri Wilson
January 09, 2016 8:34 am

Arika Stovall and her boyfriend, Hunter Hanks, survived a terrible accident recently, but a photograph taken of the couple afterward at the hospital is touching hearts all over the world.

Arika shared the picture in a Facebook post on January 3 that has since gone viral with nearly 70,000 shares.  The photo shows Hunter and Arika in the hospital smiling and looking into each other’s eyes, and their expressions are full of so much love that it’s kind of hard not to cry when you look at it.

According to Arika’s caption, the couple’s car drifted off the road and slammed into a pole at 85 miles per hour. Miraculously, neither one of them suffered any broken bones or internal damage, only mild concussions and a few stitches. Arika credits God for looking over them and Hunter for protecting her and taking care of her in the hospital. She says, “And when we were both lying in our beds in the ER he found a way to come protect my heart and give me a hug. Lord knows I needed that just as much as my safety.”

This sweet and tender moment is such a reminder of the healing power of love. Thanks for sharing, Arika. We wish you and Hunter a speedy recovery and glad you’re safe and sound.

(Image via Facebook.)