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Heart-warming photo of couple after crash goes viral

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NASHVILLE (WKOW) -- Some pictures are worth much more than 1,000 words. 

After Arika Stovall and Hunter Hanks got into a serious accident on New Year's Day in Nashville, the couple was desperate to make sure the other one was OKay. 

Eventually, Hunter found Arika in her hospital room. She was banged up, but otherwise fine. 

"All I cared about was seeing her and making sure she was ok before me," Hanks said. "I didn't care what happened to me as long as she was all right."

In that moment together, someone snapped a photo of the two. Now, that image is touching people's hearts around the world. 

"We've gotten hundreds of messages just telling us that our story brought them out of a dark place in their life and changed their life," Stovall said.

The Wake Up Wisconsin team checked Arika's Facebook page Monday morning. At last count, the original post had been shared more than 85,000 times. 

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