A married couple was in a terrible accident where the
woman's face was severely burned. The doctor told the
husband that they couldn't graft any skin from her
body because she was too skinny. So the husband
offered to donate some of his own skin.
However, the only skin on his body that the doctor
felt was suitable would have to come from his
The husband and wife agreed that they would tell no
one about where the skin came from, and requested that
the doctor also honor their secret. After all, this
was a very delicate matter.
After the surgery was completed, everyone was
astounded at the woman's new beauty. She looked more
beautiful than she ever had before! All her friends
and relatives just went on and on about her youthful
One day, she was alone with her husband, and she was
overcome with emotion at his sacrifice. She said,
"Dear, I just want to thank you for everything you did
for me. How can I possibly repay you?"
"My darling," he replied, "I get all the thanks I need
every time I see your mother kiss you on the cheek!"