The Lovers: Poet John Keats and his betrothed, Fanny Brawne.
The Gesture: Incredibly moving poetry. Much of Keats' work was inspired by Brawne, including the gorgeous love poem "Bright Star." But their time together was tragically cut short by Keats' tuberculosis, which forced him to relocate to Italy where he died in 1821 at only 25-years-old. Brawne mourned for six straight years, and waited six more before she married. She never removed the engagement ring Keats gave her.