The Museum Of Love This Man Built In Honor Of His Late Wife Is The Most Touching Thing You’ll See All Day
Love has the potential to be tragic, heartbreaking and devastating. Oh, but when it’s right, it’s by far the most beautiful thing that you will ever experience on this side of heaven.
Charles “LaLa” Evans met his wife, Louise Evans, when they were in the tenth grade. Neither LaLa nor Louise fit in with the jocks or the scholars, but they found a sweet spot with each other. The sweethearts became inseparable and built a rich, full life. Louise passed away in 2011—just one month shy of the couple’s 60th anniversary.
Prior to Louise’s death, the pair had talked about turning their home into a museum commemorating their marriage that featured all of the photos they had taken over the decades. Just months after Louise passed, LaLa got to work on making their dream a reality. Over 1,000 photos and videos appear in the museum, which he named “LaLa and Louise Land.” According to the Huffington Post, it has become quite popular among LaLa’s Starkville, Mississippi neighbors, where he is well-known due to the fact that he served as the city’s first Black mailman for thirty years. Among the many folks who are fascinated by LaLa’s tribute of love are the members of rock band Mutemath. The trio was so moved that they featured LaLa and his tribute of love in the music video for their song, “Monument”.
“We feel so fortunate to have met Charles “LaLa” Evans when we did. He is the living embodiment of not only our song ‘Monument,’ but everything we aspired to write about for this whole new album. We are so honored that he allowed us the opportunity to share his simple yet profound story of an enduring love through our song’s music video,” shared MuteMath’s Paul. “It’s the first time we’ve ever attempted anything like this, but we felt like this was a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a documentary-style music video highlighting the life of a very special soul who might not have otherwise had their story told. We sincerely hope you enjoy and are able to take away the same joy and inspiration that we were upon getting to meet this wonderful man.”
The video is extremely touching—and not in a heartbreaking kind of way. While it’s evident that LaLa misses his wife dearly, it’s also obvious that he chooses to celebrate her life every day.
“We used to dance together,” said LaLa, who cuts a few steps in the video. “I learned that when I dance now, I can tell myself, ‘This girl ain’t goin’ nowhere. She’s gonna stay right here with me.'”
Now this is what you call relationship goals.
Watch the beautiful tribute below.