Matt Grodsky found his true love at the tender age of 3 and was absolutely sure about his feelings for Laura Scheel.
The couple attended preschool in Phoenix, Arizona. It was clearly love at first sight for Grodsky, and he couldn’t stop chasing Laura.
On the Instagram account “The Way We Met,”, talking about his feelings, Grodsky revealed:
“I was enamored with Laura as a child, and I still am to this day.”
The man also explained the way he tried to get her attention by reciting lines from “The Lion King,” movie, which was quite popular during their preschool era. Meanwhile, Laura shared how the Matt she remembered from the preschool days was a total goofball.
Seeing how smitten Grodsky was with her, Scheel began reciprocating his feelings, too. The little couple often spent time together outside of school, going on play dates, picnics, and movies under their parents’ supervision.
When they were older, the two went to different elementary schools and lost connection. At that time, the Christmas cards their families exchanged annually are their sole means of staying in touch.
The couple even went to different high schools, but something unexpected happened in the fall of their freshman year. Scheel expressed how she suddenly came across Grodsky’s name while looking through her friend’s phone.
Eventually, Scheel discovered that her friend knew Grodsky from middle school. It was this friend that later ended up reuniting the two long-lost sweethearts. But once high school ended, they went to colleges in two different states. Scheel also explained:
“Right after we graduated from high school, we were pretty hesitant. We were like, ‘Do we stay together? Do we try to make it work?'”
Fortunately, Scheel and Grodsky made things work, even though Scheel went to Northern Arizona University while Grodsky got admission to Columbia College Chicago. Once they finished college, Grodsky knew exactly what he had to do.
On May 23, 2015, just when the two were about to begin their senior year, Grodsky took Scheel on a surprise visit to their preschool. Revealing more details about the romantic proposal, Grodsky added:
“The whole car ride to the preschool she kept asking me why I seemed anxious. I kept checking my pocket when she wasn’t looking to make sure the ring was still there.”
Grodsky even asked his brother to stay nearby and capture the proposal. After that, he got down on one knee and popped the big question before getting the answer that was a loud and clear “yes.”
Finally, after a wait of 20 years, on December 30, 2016, the preschool lovers tied the knot. The wedding was officiated by Scheel’s uncle, who also shared his thoughts on the couple’s sweet union:
“For most kids in preschool, it’s about finding your snacks and your sleeping mats, but for them it was about finding their soulmates.”
Indeed, Scheel and Grodsky have proven to the world that soulmates do exist, and finding them is the most magical experience one could ever have.