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Six- and 7-Year-Old German Kids Set Out to Elope in Africa

I'm pretty sure this surpasses the term puppy love. A couple of German children decided to skip doodling each other's names on their notebooks and set out to elope in Africa. And, they weren't about to skimp on any details. After devising a plan while their families celebrated New Year's Eve together, the kids packed all the marriage and honeymoon must haves — sunglasses, swimming trunks, a lilo, and a sibling!

One report said:

The pair identified as Mika and Anna-Lena "are very much in love and decided to get married in Africa where it is warm, taking with them as a witness Anna-Lena's little sister, aged five," police spokesman Holger Jureczko told AFP.

The tykes took off while their parents slept and boarded a nearby tram en route to a central station where the tots could connect with another train to the airport. There, a security guard got suspicious and contacted police, who alerted the lovebirds' parents.


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Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 8 years
Wait..... what?
Suspiria Suspiria 8 years
allisonstieger allisonstieger 8 years
I'm sorry, but this completely creeps me out. In love? At 6? Ewww.
Myst Myst 8 years
lmao that's adorably cute, however that's pretty scary too. That's a good story to repeat when they get older.
bleached bleached 8 years
That was my favorite Monday story. I read it on the BBC online and forwarded it to all my friends.
smilexinxursleep smilexinxursleep 8 years
It's cute but that's really advance for kids their age
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
I think it's really amazing that they wanted to go to Africa so it was warm for the ceremony and the would-be bride bringing her sister as a witness. Wow. That's extremely advanced.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
this is so bizarre!
Dana18 Dana18 8 years
That's crazy!!!!!!!
ckeller825 ckeller825 8 years
what the... I'm stunned.
vmruby vmruby 8 years
I'm absolutely speechless and for me that doesn't happen very often....
vinnie vinnie 8 years
excuse me?
krae85 krae85 8 years
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
Wow, that is quite the amazing plan!
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 8 years
They seem pretty advanced for their age to come up with this scheme.
jessie jessie 8 years
:rotfl:...thats cute...but i'm glad they didn't get far!
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