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Noting the mixed emotions that can come as Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world on Feb. 14, President Russell M. Nelson shared his hopes for an increase in “lovingkindness” regardless of relationship status.

In posts on his social media accounts, President Nelson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said he knows both the “tender feelings that bind hearts together in love and affection” and the opposite when he felt the holiday was “absolutely painful” following the passing of his late wife, Dantzel.

Her death came only two days before Valentine’s Day in 2005. President Nelson called the time that followed “the most difficult of my life.”

He also said Sister Wendy Watson, whom he married more than a year later, brought back a feeling of “tremendous joy.”

Notwithstanding an individual’s personal relationship status, President Nelson said, the Savior is the ultimate source of love and the One who mends broken hearts.

“There is one source to whom we can all turn to either enhance the love we feel for others or to mend our hearts when they feel broken – the Savior Jesus Christ,” he said.

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