‘True love’ and ‘forever’ exist. And it boils down to this.
Disclaimer: You may need some tissues as you read through
Instead of taking the bus or letting his daughter drive him, Luther Younger, a 99-year-old man who lives in Rochester, New York, prefers to walk 6 miles every day to visit his wife in the hospital.
Luther and Waverlee have been married for over 50 years and love each other very dearly. In 2009, Waverlee was diagnosed with a tumour in her brain and has been in and out of hospitals ever since, sometimes for months at a time. For the past few weeks, Waverlee is admitted in the hospital, suffering from pneumonia. Luther visits her every day, without fail.
People offer him rides but he politely refuses each time. He likes to walk because he says that he has always laboured hard. Being a veteran of the Korean War, he prides his physical strength. But his walk isn’t about proving his physical capabilities at his old age. It is fully about proving his love for his wife, Waverlee.
“She wasn’t easy. She was the type of person, if you didn’t work, you got to go. And I had to work,” he told CBS News. “That’s why I’m sticking with her, because if it hadn’t been for my wife, I wouldn’t have made it.”
“That’s my cup of tea, and she’s sweet too.”
There is nothing that can keep Luther from his every day adventure to the hospital. Be it sunny or raining or cold, there is just no way to stop this man from going to his wife. Well, what can you say, she is the only thing he got on her mind.
“She is a beautiful lady and she treats me as a person is supposed to be … she made a man out of me,” he said. “That’s why I love her, because she’s tough. She’s not weak … That’s the kind of woman I want.”
Another 6 miles to a journey of over 50 years is nothing to Luther. He just wants to be with his Waverlee, his “sweet cup of tea”.
My faith in true love is restored. Thanks, Luther!
Spectrum News ROC