NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — When Kelly Anne and Anthony Ferraro met by mutual associates in New Jersey, she knew he was blind.
So she wished to do one thing particular for his or her first date. She bought a brand new costume — one which he might really feel.
“She’s like, ‘Well you can’t see me, so I’ve got to wear something that feels nice.’ No one thought to do that, like ever,” Anthony Ferraro mentioned.
“I remember my sister making fun of me, because I was like, ‘I’m going to wear a velvet dress so he can feel it.’ She was like, ‘That is so corny, he’s not actually going to feel your dress just because he’s blind.’ I was like, ‘No he might, you don’t know,’” mentioned Kelly Ferraro. “Then it ended up being something that was so important to him.”
Anthony competes in wrestling and judo and travels so much. Kelly started going with him.
“My whole life changed when I met Kelly. I remember not being able to see anything when I traveled,” he mentioned. “She would describe these landscapes to me, like visually, where they would paint these pictures in my head. She literately became my eyes for the world.”
This 12 months, the couple bought married, and Kelly wished to do one thing particular for Anthony once more. So she bought a customized marriage ceremony costume with many textures, so he might see by feeling.
Anthony was shocked when his bride met him on the altar.
“She’s like, I’m here, I’m here, feel my dress,’” he mentioned. “My mind was blown, I started crying. It was just like I was able to see Kelly. That was the best part. I was able to feel her dress. When I was feeling the dress, it was just painting this image of an angel in my mind, and it was just so beautiful.”
Kelly goes above and past for her love, serving as a lesson of acceptance for others.
“To put yourself in other people’s shoes, I think really helps. But understanding everyone in life is different and going that extra step to just think about that other person, and kind of put yourself in their experiences,” mentioned Anthony.