Sofian Loho Dandel, a 28yr old mechanic from Indonesia found love over a phone call. What’s more, the caller had dialled him by accident. He ended up speaking to the voice on the other end for almost an hour, he fell in love and decided to track down the face behind the voice. What he did not know was that the voice belonged to Martha Potu, an 82yr old widow.
‘It all started after a call came into my cell phone a year ago. I just answered it not knowing who it was. I loved how she introduced herself and how politely she was talking. Then on, we continued chatting over the phone.
‘She was caring and full of energy and with each passing day, I was drawing towards her. I had never dated before and started feeling in love. I could not wait to meet her but I did not know how old she was. But we felt really in love and agreed to continue this relationship.’
‘We did not know he had chosen a grandmother! He had kept her age hiding from us until we met her.We were naturally surprised. Very surprised at the time, but what can I say. We see them love each other, so we accepted his choice.’
‘I used to pray God for a companion who can take care of me at this old age and he answered my prayers by sending Sofian as a blessing into my life,’ the old bride said.