My son was thoroughly engrossed by the 2008 Guinness Book of World Records. He ran upstairs to show me a picture of Manuel Uribe, the world's heaviest man. We'd seen Manuel in the news, and in fact, I'd tried to use him as an object lesson, once, to get my son to eat his veggies. "If all you eat is french fries and burgers and chicken nuggets, this will be you, one day." It almost worked, too - he'll eat three broccoli florets and a Granny Smith apple, now.
Manuel has been back in the news, lately; not only has he lost a considerable amount of weight - going from just over 1,200 lbs. to about 800 lbs. - he has inspired others and he has found love, recently marrying his longtime girlfriend, Claudia Solis. The two have known each other for four years.
The new Mrs. Uribe is an attractive woman:
My son pondered the pictures for a while. "You see?" I said. "Manuel found a pretty girl to love him. There is someone for everyone."
William nodded, then said quite solemnly, "A butterfly in China was flapping its wings awfully hard."