Meet Bill Palmer, a decorated WWII veteran from Southampton, England is 95 years old. Recently Bill was delivered a major blow when his wife Sheila was put into a nursing home due to dementia.
The couple married last year after 30 years of being the closest of friends. Sadly, shortly after their marriage, Sheila took an awful fall which wound her up in a nursing home and Bill all alone.
It was this lonesomeness that led him to call into a radio show on BBC’s Radio Solent that he listens to every day to feel less alone called “Love Later in Life.”
Bill’s voice was ravaged in sorrow, which prompted the host to break form and ask Bill in for coffee one morning. Below is a video of the call and the following morning coffee.
Be warned, this video will most likely cause you to run for the tissues and/or buy a ticket to England to give Bill a hug.
Bill phoned BBC Radio Solent. He was upset, lonely and missing his wife.Alex decided to invite him in.We sent a cab to pick him up, have a listen to what happened next.
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