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Tokens of broken hearts on display at LA museum

Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 01:12

The Museum of Broken Relationships in Los Angeles offers visitors a glimpse of heartbreak in all its forms. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Relationships come and go... but at a museum in Los Angeles, tokens of heartbreak are here to stay. The Museum of Broken Relationships showcases over 100 items from jilted lovers around the world. From stuffed animals to undergarments, the museum reminds visitors that heartbreak is a universal feeling. (SOUNDBITE) MUSEUM DIRECTOR, ALEXIS HYDE, SAYING: "When you're alone and when you feel no one has felt this depth of misery as I am right now, it's not true. It's everyone, everywhere." But visitors say, the museum cannot properly reflect the sadness of a REAL breakup. (SOUNDBITE) VISITOR KENNETH BRONS, SAYING: "Something so strange as salad bowl spinner or something as touching as a wedding dress, that's very powerful" There's a confessional for emotional purging... A binder from a caretaker who got dumped after nursing her boyfriend back to health... Among some lighter fare. (SOUNDBITE) MUSEUM DIRECTOR, ALEXIS HYDE, SAYING: (showing display) "This is one you couldn't have predicted, someone's belly button lint." A similar museum opened in Croatia in 2006, but love and heartbreak knows no borders. This museum in Los Angeles in reminding visitors that a broken heart can't just be tossed away and forgotten.

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Tokens of broken hearts on display at LA museum

Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 01:12