(From the source)
I think it is extremely touching because I can feel there is faithful love in the picture which is treasurably rare. In the wreckage, we can see that the man put his arm around the woman’s waist and back to hug her and leant his head on her chest. I think this embrace is particularly powerful in terms of both physical and sentimental aspects from the man.
Physically, he hugged her very tight that not even the extremely strong force created by the plunge of collapsing rubble could separate them from each other. I believe that it must require a particular power to achieve this, the physical and unexpectedly strong potential power in every human being that we usually have no idea how to propel it unless we are under an extremely hard circumstance. This kind of power inside the man was propelled within the few seconds, just because of his love to his wife and I suddenly realize that great power is always generated by great love.
Sentimentally, I can feel his determination being with his wife and a sense of protection which is inborn for most of the males from his facial expression, body language and his position of the embrace. Based on the photo, his hug was tight and his facial expression was determined without any sense of struggling or panicking which means from the moment of collapsing, he already firmly decided to stick to his partner forever without a second of hesitation. Furthermore, his position was a bit higher and I think he was unconsciously using his back to protect his spouse from the falling rubble. These all are the actions presenting faith and great love.
Technically, as there is much less I can see from the woman, I may not be able to analyze her as detailed as I do for the man. Nevertheless, by the way she leant backward and put her forearm next to her husband’s head, at that moment, maybe she was trying to push him away, telling him to escape from the danger regardless of her.
‘I take you for my lawful wife/husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health, until death do us part.’ This is part of the marriage vows and not many pairs can truly understand the meaning behind and achieve it. But this pair has achieved the commitment of love to the fullest extent to produce this great photograph accidentally. Indeed, it is a tragedy, but at least leaving us a beautiful story. Don’t you agree?