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The grandparents of blogger Mike Bender are winning new fans after posting a now-viral video about how to keep a marriage strong.

Selma and Kenny, who have been married for 72 years, recorded the video as a wedding toast for Bender, co-founder of the popular website Awkward Family Photos.

Bender posted the video to his site, where his chatty grandparents already have a dedicated following.

 Selma and Kenny. (awkwardfamilyphotos.com) "As many of you may know, my grandparents are an inspiration to me," Bender wrote. "While they are the two funniest people I know, they are also incredible role models."

The seniors recorded their greeting because they were unable to travel across the country to attend the ceremony.

In it, Selma lists "five" tips (really, six) while Kenny adds his own flourishes. Although they start and end the video by speaking in unison, they don't always agree.

"Number five: Just don't argue with each other," Selma suggests.

"I don't argue with you," Kenny interjects.

"No, you do argue with me," Selma insists.

"No, you always pick on me," Kenny counters.

"If I didn't argue with you, and if I didn't fight you, we wouldn't be here together for how many years?" Selma says.

"Seventy-two years, gonna be," Kenny answers, before the two end the video with a kiss.

Selma and Kenny's "5" tips for a long and healthy marriage


1. Be good to each other.
2. Make sure you have food in your refrigerator because you do not want to be hungry or starved.
3. Help each other in every way financially.
4. Always keep a clean house.
4b. Travel.
5. Just don't argue with each other.

If you're happily married, what advice would you give to a newlywed couple? If not, have you been offered any good pointers? Please share your five tips for a long and healthy marriage in the field below.



(This survey is not scientific. Results are based on readers' responses)

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