Charles “LaLa” Evans as seen in the “Monument” music video 
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Love knows no bounds and has no limits.

Charles "LaLa" Evans seems to know that well: He created a museum of love in his own home as a tribute to his late wife, Louise, who died in 2011 just one month shy of their 60th wedding anniversary.


According to the Huffington Post, the couple had long had this plan to use the hundreds of photos they had accumulated throughout their years together and create a mini museum. And when Louise died, Evans had no intention of giving up on their collective dream, so he remained hard at work completing the tribute. 

"It was all a memento of her. She was such a sweet lady," Evans said of his high school sweetheart.

More than 1,000 photos and videos are now displayed throughout the home, in what he calls "LaLa and Louise Land." 


Evans' project became popular and touched so many hearts in his native Starkville, Miss., where he is reportedly well-known after serving 30 years as one of the first black mailmen before becoming a shuttle-bus driver over at Mississippi State University. 

So popular, in fact, that rock band Mutemath decided that they wanted to help share the couple's story. The band had their latest video, "Monument," filmed in the museum, and Evans is seen dancing through the house.

"We used to dance together," Evans said. "I learned that when I dance now, I can tell myself, 'This girl ain't goin' nowhere. She's gonna stay right here with me.' "

And Evans was only too happy to show the world the love he shared with his wife. 

"That's why we built [the museum]—to open it up to the world," he said. 

Read more at the Huffington Post.