The phrase “I love you” doesn’t mean much if you aren’t displaying it, no matter how many times you say them.

Finding the perfect partner is key, but doing the right things is just as crucial for a good marriage.

When you get married, you make a commitment to be there for your partner through good and bad times. And the tale of John and Marcy Newman exemplifies it perfectly.

You’ll see why the image has been shared online like fire in a thorny field if you look at the photo below and read the moving story that goes with it.

It all began when Mackenna, the 17-year-old daughter of John and Marcy, took a photo of her father and shared it on Twitter.

But there was a sad message attached to the image as well.

The devastating news that her mother Marcy had thyroid cancer and was delivered to her in October 2017 was devastating. She began her radiation treatment, which required that she be kept alone in the bedroom.

John, however, remained at her side and ensured that she was not alone.

John managed to support his wife without coming into contact with the radiation.

I can’t stop crying since my father put a table by the door to entertain my mother while she was receiving radiation therapy in her room, Mackenna posted on Twitter. About two weeks after posting the picture, Mackenna noticed that it had been shared tens of thousands of times.

Mackenna claims that her father frequently sits outside her mother’s room. Mother Marcy explained that it was only a typical action by her devoted husband John.

As you’ll see, if John can’t be by my side, he’s as close as he can be, Marcy remarked. “John goes to every medical appointment, every blood test, every surgery, and every screening.”

What an amazing and caring father! A fantastic illustration of what true love and marriage ought to be like.

We hope that Marci was able to recover from the awful illness with John’s care. Without a sure, she has a good chance of success with the support of her wonderful husband.