The most popular "Vows" story of the year

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'Vows': Mr. Duckett and Dr. Jones

The New York Times has been regularly publishing love and relationship videos via their wildly popular "Vows" series since 2005.

In October 2013, the Times published a "Vows" video titled "Mr. Lewis and Dr. Jones." It was met with an incredible reception, and is the most popular "Vows" story this year. On a day that's all about romance, we thought we'd take a look at the story that has gotten so much attention ... and made so many people hug their loved ones just a little tighter.

The segment follows the story of Lewis Duckett and Billy Jones, two men who wrote coded letters to each other during Billy's deployment in Vietnam. They wrote cryptic messages to hide their love from those who may have found it inappropriate at the time. Together they adopted a baby, became grandfathers -- and then, finally -- got married.

"It's almost as if we were considered one. For most of our 46 years together, I don't know where I stop and he begins, it's been that kind of blending," Dr. Jones says in the video.

In June of 2013, after spending 46 years together, the two tied the knot at The Riverside Church in Harlem, New York.

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