You never quite know when you are going to meet the person you are going to marry. There are times when it feels like we fall in love at first sight, but it normally takes people years to get to know someone and make the final call.
Still, first impressions are important, and nobody knows this better than Vic Kocula. In 2006 he was living on the streets of Amsterdam with a severe drinking problem after running out of money on his backpacking vacation.
“The wheels fell off and the alcoholism kicked in heavy. It was such a gradual turn that one day I realised: ‘Oh my God, I'm a homeless alcoholic’,” he told This Morning, on ITV.
Vic was begging for money to afford his habits, but one day, everything changed for him.
Emmy Abrahamson was on a vacation at the time, and sat down on a park bench to take in the city sights.
When Vic approached her, she knew right away he was homeless, but there was something about what he said to her that made her stop and think.