Many people believe that as couples grow older, the romance fades. But a tear-jerking video of an old man singing his dying wife a song proves that true love can last a lifetime.
The clip, which was uploaded by Erin Solari, the granddaughter of the elderly couple in the video, featured 92-year-old Howard serenading 93-year-old Laura with the love song “You’ll Never Know” by Rosemary Clooney.
In the video, Laura is seen telling her husband, “Love you…. always have.” She also asked him to behave when she’s gone.
However, Howard continues serenading his dying wife, slowly caressing her face as he sings, “You’ll never know just how much I miss you. You’ll never know just how much I care.”
As Erin films the precious moment, Laura tells her, “Isn’t he sweet?”
On September 12, Erin posted the video on her Facebook account. Since then, it has amassed over 3.6 million views.
On her other social media accounts, Erin shared the intimate and loving details of the relationship of her grandparents. She revealed that the reason Howard sang the song “You’ll Never Know” because it was what comforted his wife while he was away to fight in World War II.
Erin said, “At family gatherings, it was not uncommon for the two of them to sing this song together, each taking a verse and serenading the other.”
“After fifty years of marriage, they renewed their vows and performed this song as a duet for the entire family at the reception,” she continued.
Even if she was already too weak to sing, it didn’t stop Laura from reciting the lyrics of the song to her husband. At the start of the video, she is heard saying a line from the love song, “A million times or more.” Eventually, Howard took over to serenade her.
Although he has already lost most of his hearing, Howard never failed to show his love to his beloved wife, wiping away the tears from her eyes and singing her the beautiful song. When the song ended, he even kissed her. On the other hand, Laura thanked him for singing to her.
In another post, Erin revealed that her grandmother has mascular degeneration, which means she could no longer see much except for light and shadows. She also noted how the disease didn’t stop her from staring into the eyes of Howard while he sang to her.
As of the moment, Laura was deemed “well enough to go back home to live out her remaining days.” She is currently resting peacefully at home.
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