Last night saw what we’re calling a First Dates first, with the Channel 4 dating programme welcoming its oldest ever participant in the form of 90-year-old Raymon.
And the silver fox soon brought a tear to many viewers’ eyes as he spoke of his late wife of 50 years, breaking down as he remembered her death 16 years ago.
— Channel 4 (@Channel4) April 25, 2017
Suffice to say, things got emotional.
#FirstDates Raymon talking about his honeymoon is killing me ????????????????
— Jessica Katie (@jessicaakatiee) April 25, 2017
Can #firstdates not have old people crying about their marriages and memories please. It makes me feel emotions I don't want
— MiSH (@MiSHsWilli) April 25, 2017
Omg he's melting my Heart ❤️ #firstdates
— kelly b ???????? (@kellyblair90) April 25, 2017
— Katie (@KatieViolet__) April 25, 2017
My heart breaks when I hear oldies talking about being lonely ????. I hope Raymon and Cecilia find love ❤️❤️ #firstdates
— Jo Dougal (@JoDougal) April 25, 2017
90 y/o man on #FirstDates can teach us all to take time to have a convo with an elderly person as it may be only chat they have that day
— Sophie Leigh (@sophielouise921) April 25, 2017
Still, it wasn’t all doom and gloom – by the end of the episode Raymon and date Cecelia had agreed to swap numbers and arrange another meeting, with the sweet pair ending their dinner with a romantic waltz around the restaurant.
— First Dates ❤️ (@FirstDates) April 25, 2017
Raymon saying they can meet up and talk about what they've been up to and chat on the phone until then. My heart is so happy. #FirstDates
— Darren (@darrenmccc) April 25, 2017
Excuse us – we’ve just got something in our eye…
First Dates continues on Channel 4 on Tuesdays at 10.00pm