Strangers Married at Mall of America 20 Years Ago Renew Their Vows Before Husband’s Terminal Diagnosis

America was shocked in 1998 when two strangers were wed in the Mall of America surrounded by hundreds of curious bystanders. The groom’s relatives and friends berated the man with the most annoying question to most adults: When are you going to get married? In his annoyance, he set a date without a bride but ended up making it happen.

David Weinlick

When David was 28 years old, he was single and not even close to getting married. He was a graduate of Moravian College and was currently a graduate teaching assistant and writing coach. He was a normal person with most everything going for him; he was just single! “I wasn’t tired of dating, I do fairly well with dating, but that’s just not what interests me,” he says in 1998.

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