An eight-year-old boy battling leukemia has found the love of his life.
David Spisak Jr., from Chesapeake, Virginia, met seven-year-old Ayla when he started second grade in September.
"In art class, I told her I liked her and she just had a surprised face so we started dating," David told WTRK.
The youngster, who was first diagnosed with cancer when he was two, learned in March that the disease had come back for a fourth time.
At that point, his parents decided to stop his treatments so he could live out his final days experiencing things an eight-year-old boy should, rather than being stuck in hospitals.
Although he was able to go to school for a while, he is now too sick to attend. When he left, Ayla sent him cards, telling David just how much she loved and missed him.
David's mom contacted Ayla's mother to reunite the pair.
"She's definitely had an impact on his spirit, and I haven't seen this side of him in a long time," his mom Amber told WTRK.
The couple has just been on their first date. David called Ayla to ask her to go bowling, and when she arrived, he handed her roses and a teddy bear. She helped him bowl and move around in his wheelchair.
"The best part was watching the way they just needed to be close to each other and their conversation never got shy or quiet. That was all they needed to be happy," Amber said.