“MR AND Mrs Mexborough” were flooded with messages from well-wishers after their golden wedding celebration photo was posted online.
Multi-marathon runner Tommy Joyce and his wife Jean were presented with a bunch of flowers by friend Mark McGregor to mark their 50th anniversary on Friday.
And after Mark uploaded the resulting photo to Facebook, friends and well-wishers clamoured to pass on happy tidings.
Former boxer Tommy has completed more than 100 marathons for charity and remains a keen supporter of good causes and community projects to boost his home town.
Last year, he teamed up with Matt Fearn, manager of the towns Old Market Hall pub, to tackle the Great North Run.