Love is beautiful. When we are in love we feel on the top of the world. It's the only known thing that can abolish hate. ‘love can change everything in life’ is a famous adage and the similar thing happened with Manuel Uribe. Love spells it magic in Manual’s devastated life. His life has changed after becoming world phenomena with his unbelievable 540 kg (approax) weight. Reason behind this, his unhealthy lifestyle and over-eating habits.

Manuel has not been able to leave his bed and stand on the ground as a normal person during last five years. After his dreadful weight gain and unsuccessful surgery, Manuel became the heaviest man on the planet, weighing incredibly 540 kg (approx). Once, he almost committed suicide owing to his prolonged depression. But with a sudden change of fate, an appeal of help to the world and the relentless assistance of doctors got him back on track. Although still unable to get out of bed, he had lost over 190 kg.

But really, love shields all the pain. Interestingly, Manuel got married to his long-term girlfriend Claudia on this Valentine's day (Feb 14, 2012) and the whole ceremoney was held while the groom lying on the bed. He said on a TV interview, “I am proof you can find love in any circumstances. It's all a question of faith. I have a wife and will form a new family and live a happy life." He was transported to the civil wedding on his specially-reinforced four-poster bed which was especially decoraded for the ceremoney adorned with bright sunflowers, on the back of a truck. Donning a white silk shirt with a sheet around his legs, he waited to greet Claudia as she walked down a flight of stairs wearing a strapless ivory dress wearing tiara in front of over 400 guests.

Manuel and Claudia have been victims of gossip and questions over their relationship from many quarters. For them, marriage was a chance to prove their love to each other with the hope of starting a new family. This inspirational piece of information tells you the story of love prevailing against all odds.

JPN/Agencies