This 92-Year-Old Man Singing to His Dying Wife Will Make You Weep

22 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Hard not to cry: Man serenades wife in hospice with WWII love song.

Erin Solari took to YouTube and Facebook to share a video of her 92-year-old grandfather comforting his dying wife on her hospice bed, but not only that—he serenades his 93-year-old wife with “You’ll Never Know,” an oldie that has a very special meaning for the couple. “This was the song my grandmother would sing when my grandfather went away to fight in World War II. A woman posted video of an intimate visit between her grandparents on YouTube, with 92-year-old Howard singing a love song to Laura, 93, from their younger days. “The song used in the video is ‘You’ll Never Know’ performed by Rosemary Clooney with Harry James.An elderly couple has proved romance never dies, with video showing a US man delicately serenading his blind 93-year-old wife as she lay in a hospice bed. “I always was your sweetheart,” Howard said to his wife Laura, as he leaned over her hospital bed and stroked her hair, in a tender scene filmed by their granddaughter, Erin Solari. “I was your best lover, I don’t know how many others you had, but I was the best,” Howard said, before Laura stirred and responded, “Oh I know it,” prompting rapturous laughter from her husband. Our family prefers this version because everyone always said Grandma had a voice just like Rosemary Clooney,” Solari wrote on her post. “After posting this video to Facebook, it began to go viral and all the outpouring of love lifted everyone’s spirits… including Grandma’s!

Behave,” as Howard continued to stroke her hair and a version of the love song “You’ll Never Know”, made famous by Alice Faye in the 1943 film Hello, Frisco, Hello, began to play. “You ought to know, for I haven’t told you so,” they sang, before Howard continued, “So, a million or more times. Our family along with the wonderful people from hospice are taking care of her and making sure she remains as pain-free and comfortable as possible while she prepares for her nearing departure. You’ll never know, just how much I care.” Laura then turned to her family and said, “Isn’t he sweet?”, before saying, “He likes me!”, prompting laughter in the room as the song continued. She said the response to the video, which was first posted on Facebook, was an “outpouring of love [which] lifted everyone’s spirits” and eventually convinced the hospice staff that she was well enough to go home to spend her final days with her husband.

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