A 99-year-old man from Rochester, New York, may restore your faith that true, lasting love does exist.
His name is Luther Younger, and after 55 years of marriage, he is still deeply devoted to his wife, Waverlee, whom he calls the sweetest cup of tea he ever had.
Luther walks six miles round-trip every day — in the heat, rain and snow — to visit Waverlee in the hospital. He has become a local celebrity in Rochester and many people recognize him from his daily pilgrimage.
Spectrum News Rochester first reported the loyal husband’s story earlier this month and it gained widespread media attention.
Waverlee Younger was diagnosed with a brain tumor nearly nine years ago and doctors thought she’d have just five years to live, the couple’s daughter, Lutheta, told me. Lutheta says both of her parents have remained extremely strong.
Over the past nine years, Waverlee has been in and out of the hospital, sometimes for months at a time. Luther stayed by her side, walking to the hospital to visit every day and often sleeping there, sometimes on the floor.
Via: CBS News