Here's Shane Burcaw and his girlfriend, Anna Reinalda.
Oh yes, the other really important thing about Burcaw is this: He's a very funny guy. His blog, Laughing at My Nightmare, has over half a million followers. It's by turns moving and hilarious: He's writing about a condition that will eventually kill him. But take a while to read it: His humour in the face of his daily struggles is inspirational.
Anyway, a couple of days ago Burcaw wrote an article for the The Morning Call about Reinalda, his girlfriend of two months, and how strangers assume she's his nurse.
Once, a person blankly asked if she was "the one who takes care of him." We've gotten used to this bizarre, recurring question, and often find ways to poke fun at their ignorance.
"He's my dad," Anna will answer with deadpan perfection.
"I just pay her to be my friend," I will say.
In the thoroughly heartwarming piece, Burcaw said he didn't think he was worthy of romantic affection for much of his young life. "I worried that my physical limitations would prevent girls from wanting to date me," he wrote. "I will not be able to pick her up in my car, I can't give hugs or hold hands very well, and we will be limited in the activities we can do for dates."
But at college, he "met some spectacular people who helped me shake the notion that love was only for the physically abled".
He added: "Once I realised that there are girls out there who are more than happy to 'make it work', the fear of being unloved for all eternity drifted away like a funny joke of the past."
And he wrote about how he and Anna had bonded over laughter:
One of our main sources of bonding became teaching her how to keep me alive, like how to brush my teeth without choking me, or how to put my shoes on without snapping my ankles ... She deserves an award for putting up with my relentless teasing.
So we decided to ask them more about their relationship.
Then we asked them about the one thing they really like about the other person:
Reinalda told us: "He takes wonderful care of our betta fish, Crème de Menthe."
And Burcaw said: "She has the world's most adorable yawn, which reminds me of Little Foot from The Land Before Time. She's constantly making me laugh. It's so tough to pick my favourite thing about her, because there are so many things about Anna that make me feel unbelievably lucky to even know her, let alone be in a loving relationship together."
And these guys are pretty upbeat about the future, you know.
Burcaw told us: "It's probably a little early to be saying this, but I'm going to have her babies."
Pretty awesome, huh? And if you enjoyed that, Burcaw would like you to go to his shop and buy an autographed copy of his memoir: "The proceeds will go to my nonprofit organization, which helps people with muscular dystrophy!"
Burcaw's article first appeared in The Morning Call. An earlier version of this post said it first appeared in the Huffington Post – which subsequently ran it.
Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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