Wednesday, January 07, 2009

5 and 6 Year Olds Try to Elope to Africa

It is a dream that has been shared by lovers across the centuries – the chance to elope to exotic lands. But few would have been as bold and spontaneous as six-year-old Mika and his five-year-old sweetheart Anna-Bell who, after mulling over their options in secret, packed their suitcases on New Year's Eve and set off from the German city of Hanover to tie the knot under the heat of the African sun.

The children left their homes at dawn while their unwitting parents were apparently sleeping, and took along Mika's seven-year-old sister, Anna-Lena, as a witness to the wedding.

Awww ... you can read their adventures here.


  1. Imagine what the divorce would have been like. "Give me back my ball! I never said you could have it! You were just borrowing it!"

    Just like grown-ups, only smaller.

  2. Funny.. sadly, in this country, they would've been placed in foster homes & the parents charged w/ neglect.
    I ran away as a 7 yr old.. to the end of the block. Not quite Africa.