While some engaged couples might fear the spark may sizzle after the "I do's," these two are proof that love can last a lifetime. A tearjerking video of an elderly man sweetly serenading his dying wife on her hospice bed has gone viral, pulling heartstrings everywhere. Consider this adorable, in-love couple your new relationship inspiration.
When 92-year-old Howard began crooning the 1940's oldie, "You'll Never Know," to his wife Laura, the pair's granddaughter — Erin Solari — grabbed her phone and recorded the tender moment, according to Us Weekly. "Laura (Grandma) is at a hospice facility making peace with her final days," Solari wrote in the video's Facebook caption. "I was lucky enough to capture this precious, heart-melting moment between the two of them. Howard (Grandpa) is singing to her their love song, the song that comforted her when he went away to fight in World War II."
The song has remained special to the couple throughout their 73-year marriage, according to their granddaughter. "After 50 years of marriage, they renewed their vows and performed this song as a duet for the entire family at the reception," Solari continued. And after a lifetime of serenades, Howard croons the tune to his wife one last time, gently stroking her face and standing up to hold her — wheelchair be damned! "Moments before this video began, when Grandma heard that Grandpa was in the room, she asked if she could hold him. Grandpa cannot stand on his own, but he immediately pulled his wheelchair close to her bed ready to make it happen. My cousin, Serena, who is a physical therapist, helped him to his feet and held him up throughout the entire song," Solari explained.
"Isn't he sweet?" Laura asks her granddaughter as her affectionate husband sings, 'You'll never know just how much I miss you. You'll never know just how much I care.'"
If you think that love can't heal all wounds, listen to this: Although the doctors only gave Laura a week to live, the hospice deemed her strong enough to return home to live out her remaining days. According to Solari, "My beautiful Grandma Laura Virginia is still with us resting peacefully at home." And, judging by that video, we're sure her hubby is by her side.