Those of a gentle disposition prepare to reach for the Kleenex as you watch the heart melting moment a 92-year-old man sings to his dying wife.
Howard and Laura have been married for 73 years and “You’ll Never Know” has been ‘their song’ ever since Howard went to the other side of the world during World War II.
Laura found comfort in the tune and when her husband returned home to her they would regularly sing it together at a variety of events, including their 50th wedding anniversary.
Sadly Laura was in a hospice at the time of filming, and suffering from blindness caused by macular degeneration, but there is obviosuly nothing wrong with her hearing as she declares “He likes me”.
It is a beautiful moment, where you’d forgive everyone on screen for being far sadder than they allow themselves to be, but instead it is a reflection of the joy they have found with one another over the years.
Check it out for yourselves.
According to Erin Solari’s description on YouTube, her grandmother was deemed fit to be sent home from the hospice to see out her final days surrounded by family, and so far she is still with them.
Hopefully Howard will get to share the song at least once more and Laura will ‘know’ precisely how he feels.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.