(CNN)A couple that was married for 65 years died just hours apart after spending some time together one last time.
Jack and Harriet Morrison both died earlier this month at a nursing home in St. Louis, Missouri. They spent their final hours together thanks to the nursing staff at The Woodlands of Arnold.
"This is what movies are made of," their niece, Sue Wagener, told CNN. "They were truly in love."
Scour the headlines and you'll find many cases where when one half of a long-married couple dies, the second death follows. Doctors often call it broken heart syndrome. But even if the cases aren't rare, they're no less heartbreaking.
Love at first sight
Jack met Harriet in 1955 and never looked back. He was 21 years old, and was following in his father's footsteps at the family business, V-K Bus Lines.
He met Harriet, then 18, when he was driving one of the company's buses.
The pair, Wagener said, soon became inseparable.
"They were always holding hands," Wagener said of the couple. "You never see them without them touching one another or his arm around her."
Flying the skies
As the business grew, Jack eventually sold it to retire in his early 50's. When he became a licensed pilot, the two traveled around the world.
"I'm sure that they went two or three times to every state across the United States," Wagener said. "They went to Australia, they went to Germany, they went to Russia."