Yuval Baron, 25, and Moshe Shuva, 33, who were engaged to be married, were murdered by Hamas terrorists at the Supernova film festival on October 7.
The pair both grew up in Kfar Yona and were buried side by side in the city, a few months before they were slated to wed on Valentine’s Day next year.
Baron’s mother, Orit Baron, shared a photo with the Mako news site of Yuval trying on wedding dresses a week before she was murdered.
“Their relationship was simply beautiful, they each took small steps toward each other, they blossomed together,” she told the site. “It was incredible to see how opposite they were, she was crazy, loud, you couldn’t not see her and hear her in every place. He’s shy, introverted, gentle, you don’t hear or see him.”
Their friend Omer Malka wrote on Facebook that eulogizing the young couple felt impossible.
“How can I speak about you in the past tense? How the hell did this thing happen?” he wrote. “I had the privilege of getting to know you, both of you with hearts of 24k gold, with endless generosity, people who always thought of their friends and their surroundings, people who were always happy and most importantly, knew what friendship was.”
“I promise to remember and never forget you,” he added. “Friends like you aren’t found everywhere. You will celebrate your wedding up above, but I promise to celebrate you down here on February 14, 2024.”
Yuval’s brother, Ran Baron, wrote on Facebook about his sister that he loved her from the very first minute she was born, when he was 4 years old.
“You grew up and became a little woman even at a young age, one who doesn’t give up on anything, one who knows how to make things happen exactly how she wants. A girl who loves life and loves people with all her heart!”
Ran wrote that when Yuval met Moshe three years ago, “it was very quickly clear to us where this relationship was going… I remember how excited we were, how much we were waiting for your wedding, to celebrate you, to be happy with you, how excited you were that you planned the event of your dreams.”
“Yuvali I miss you with all my heart. My heart will never return to be whole again,” wrote her brother.