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These Couples Braved Freezing Weather And Bad Luck For True Love

It was Friday the 13th with a wind chill of -21, but these adorable couples still tied the knot.

1. Friday morning in New York City was not for the faint of heart: wind chills at -21 on a day that’s ripe with superstition.

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2. Outside the City Clerk’s office…

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3. …the world was frigid and dead.

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Frozen sidewalks, leafless trees, metal so cold it could burn you.

4. But inside the building, at 8:30 AM, there was enough love to warm even the coldest heart.

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5. Dozens of couples lined up at the NYC Marriage Bureau first thing in the morning.

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6. They stood in line, they waited their turn…

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7. ….to get a piece of paper that would change their lives forever.

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8. Some couples were dressed in their finest.

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9. Some were casual and bundled up.

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11. …and some bought sentimental souvenirs.

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12. Some were poised and formal…

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13. …and some were cozy and cute.

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14. There were couples of every age, race, gender and creed.

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15. But they all went up to the counter as two…

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16. …and left as one.

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17. The threat of cold and the fear of bad luck…

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18. …was no match for their commitment to each other.

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19. For one brief moment, all was simple and still.

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20. And the weather, though brutal, was no match for the pure joy of being together.

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21. After all, who needs luck when you have love?

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