This video of an elderly couple dancing will melt your heart!

For the hopeless romantics out there (and the cynics too!) this is the perfect video to prove that romance is well and truly alive.

Joan Culberwell and Thomas McGonigal were walking through the streets of Wolverhampton in the UK, when they heard a busker play one of their favourite songs.

The 84-year-old then proceeded to ask his 84-year-old wife for a dance. The couple who have been together for 40 years, then began to waltz to the tune in the middle of the shopping street.

The sweet footage of the couple dancing has since become a viral hit. Thomas explained the incident wasn’t planned and he simply wanted to take Joan for a waltz: “It wasn’t a planned thing, Joan and I were walking through town to Boots when we stopped to listen to a busker. He was playing a medley of lovely ballroom tunes and I could sense Joan moving her feet. I was tapping along and just said to her 'may I take this dance?' and that was that”.