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Nightly kissing ritual saved man's life

Posted at 8:03 PM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 20:03:39-05

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — You've heard the lyrics 'A Kiss is Just a Kiss,' but for a couple in Boynton Beach, a kiss saved Bill Einbinder's life.

Doris and Bill Einbinder have been married for 61 years.

On November 5, their nightly kissing ritual saved Bill's life.

"I went around to kiss him good night like we always do," said Doris Einbinder. "I turned him over a bit and I see he's struggling to talk."

Bill was having a stroke.

Doris recognized the signs and immediately called 911.

"If she didn't have that routine of kissing him every night and seeing he had a facial droop, and that he couldn't talk, that saved his life," said Dr. Nils Mueller with Delray Medical Center .

Doctor Mueller said a blood clot had traveled to Bill's brain.

He believes Doris' quick action is the only thing that saved Bill's life.

"That clot was removed so quickly. Our doctor said the stroke was aborted. It was stopped in its track," said Doris..

Bill spent a couple of weeks in the hospital, but now he''s back home with his bride.

"So we're still kissing each other goodnight because she's checking me out and I'm checking her out," said Bill..

"You owe me big time. I saved your life," said a laughing Doris.