Watch This Man Serenade His Wife in Hospice With Their Special Love Song
It’s moments like this that remind us of the enduring power of love.
Howard, 92, and Laura, 93, have been married for 73 years, according to the description on the YouTube video below. At the time the video was taken, Laura was in Haven Hospice, a hospice care facility in Gainesville, Florida.
During a visit to the facility, Erin Solari, Howard and Laura’s granddaughter, captured a moving moment between the couple — Howard singing to Laura.
See the video below:
“I love you, OK? Always have,” Laura says in the video below.
The song “You’ll Never Know” is their love song. It comforted Laura when Howard was away fighting in World War II and the two of them would often sing it together at family gatherings, according to the description on the YouTube video. They even performed the song as a duet for their entire family on their 50th wedding anniversary when they renewed their vows.
Laura is now blind due to macular degeneration and too weak to sing, but once had a voice that people compared to Rosemary Clooney. This is why the couple prefers Clooney’s version of the song. Even though she can no longer sing the words to her love, Laura still says them to him occasionally, like at the 1:00 minute mark.
Solari posted the video to Facebook on September 12 and since then it’s been shared more than 77,000 times. As of September 20 Laura is now back home and spending time with her family in the days she has left.
“After posting this video to Facebook, it began to go viral and all the outpouring of love lifted everyone’s spirits, including Grandma’s,” Solari wrote in the description of the video. “Hospice eventually deemed her well enough to go back home to live out her remaining few days. As of this posting my beautiful grandma Laura Virginia is still with us resting peacefully at home. 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. We all thank you so much for the love and kind words.”