Two Syrians could be the youngest couple in the world to get engaged of their own free willKhalid and Hala exchange rings. The boy’s father said all the arrangements had gone smoothly and that the two had exchanged rings like adults.
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Juma, whose surname was not published, said that his son had refused to return to his nursery if Hala didn't attend as well.
"Khalid told me and his mother that he would like to have stayed with Hala or bring her home to Homs. The young bride seems very genuine," Juma said. "We did not know what to do until my wife called Hala's mother and asked her opinion about the case.
"She said her daughter had developed similar symptoms of loneliness and the family would be happy to see them engaged."
Juma told the Gulf News that the children had exchanged rings.
"We know that Khalid or Hala might change their mind in the future, but what we do know at this stage is that they are very happy and talk to each other everyday," he added. "Khalid is waiting until he is 15 to marry Hala."