There is nothing sweeter than love in this world, and for people who are in a long-term, loving relationship, they can be very inspiring. Of course, when it comes to affection, actions speak louder than words. That’s why something as simple as a hug, as research shows, can not only make you happier but also healthier.

We adore these devoted couples, and how they express their love for each other was captured in these intimate photos.

1. “I hope my husband will always look at me the way my grandpa looked at my grandma.”

2. “He thinks she’s beautiful and wants to capture it.”

3. “My sweet wife informed me that my beard was making me look ’old,’ so I did this for her this morning.”

4. “Me sitting next to my boyfriend of 2 years — never fails to make me laugh.”

5. “Thanks to my wife, I can finally taste perfect cookies!”

6. “5 years together with the most amazing woman I’ve ever met”

7. “My girlfriend and I made each other in LEGO!”

8. “My boyfriend left me a note on our door after a little tiff we had last night. He is so special to me.”

Do you know of any couples who redefine love? What inspires you most about them?

Preview photo credit emfurd / Reddit