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This Beautiful Anti-Racism Tweet Sparked a Celebration of Diverse Couples

It’s the beautiful couple photo that has got everyone talking.

No, it’s absolutely nothing to do with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Jeez, not everything has to be about Harry and Meghan guys!

We’re talking about a Scottish academic and his Ghanian wife.

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On Boxing Day, Professor John Struthers, an Honorary Consul for Ethiopia in Scotland,  tweeted a photo of himself with wife Justina — both dressed in traditional Ghanaian Kente cloth — at the Queen’s garden party in Edinburgh in July. The couple met at Glasgow University in the 1970s, and have been married for over 40 years.

Accompanying the photograph was a heartwarming story of love conquering adversity. Taylor Swift take note: this is how you beat the haters.

“We haven't wavered!” Struthers tweeted. “The best way of fighting racism is living your life, standing tall, and educating.”

The beautiful photograph struck a chord — and as tens of thousands of people retweeted the touching moment, many shared their own stories of true love defying borders, cultures, and traditional expectations.

In no time at all it’s everywhere. The day has been won by diversity, unity, and inspiring stories of devotion in the face of hate.

"Responses to the tweet have been heart-warming and overwhelming,” Professor Struthers commented.

Duncan Jones, the son of the late David Bowie, was soon sharing the modern love too.

.Still reading? Good! The good vibes aren’t over yet. No, sir. Not even slightly.

This is usually the part where we’d hit you with some statistics about racism and its very real implications for equality all over the world. But, just this once, let’s just keep falling in love… with love.

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What else can we say? Sometimes a picture can tell a thousand words, and sometimes a face can launch a thousand ships. But a story like this can endure a lifetime — and the mark of love it can leave behind can live forever.

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