Teen couple survives lightning strike by holding hands

“I can feel it coming back again,” Ed Kowalczyk once sang in his band Live’s seminal ’90s scream to the gods, “Lighting Crashes.” “Like a rollin’ thunder chasing the wind,” he growls. “Forces pullin’ from the center of the earth again,” he belts.

I can feel it

I can feel it

Some say that finding the love of your life can feel electric—like being struck by lighting. I cannot speak for teens Dylan and Lexie, a Claremont, Ca. couple who were actually struck by lighting this week, but I would venture to say that the love that bonds them together is powerful— powerful enough, at least, to save them from being electrocuted by lightning.

CBS Los Angeles reports that the couple were walking hand-in-hand down a tree-lined street (because that is what two teens in love do) when they were hit. “It was more of just kind of shove, you know, and it felt kind of like I was getting hit over the head with metal or something,” Dylan told the TV station. “Next thing you know, we are on the ground and we gave each other the most terrified looks you could possibly imagine,” Lexie added.

The two survived, unscathed. (According to National Geographic, we all live with a 1 in 3,000 chance of being struck by lightning in our lifetimes. To be so lucky…)

“These two were lucky they that they were holding hands. It helped to diffuse the electrical current that ran through their bodies,” Dr. Stefan Reynoso, who examined them after the incident, told CBS Los Angeles.

Dylan and Lexie: Your love will be tested in the course of time—as dreams wax and wane, as hopes are dashed, as fate works its cruel way. But hold on to what saved you from the lightning—and don’t let go.