PSYCHOLOGY

93-Year-Old Veteran Has Been To His Wife's Grave 1,300 Times, Taking 3 Buses Each Day. His Love For Her Will Never Die

Date January 31, 2019

Losing a loved one leaves a hole in our heart; their absence will forever be felt. Atan old age, losing a spouse still comes as a shock and can lead to depression.  

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93-Year-Old Veteran Has Been To His Wife's Grave 1,300 Times, Taking 3 Buses Each Day. His Love For Her Will Never DiePhotographee.eu / Shutterstock.com

According to a research led by Eiko Fried of the University of Leuven, loneliness is notably higher in older people who have lost their spouses. They studied over 250 seniors who had lost their partners.

Despite the sadness, some people have come to live with their loneliness and let their true love pacify them. Ted is one of those people.

True love wins

Ted Richardson is a 93-year-old veteran who fought in WWII. He met the love of his life, Florence, when he was 16 and she was 14.

From then on, he knew they would be together forever. The war separated them, but Ted didn't forget his love. He returned after the war and married her. She became an FBI agent and he worked as teacher.

They had a son and were happy for 72 years together. Sadly, Florence passed away in 2013 and Ted became sad. Still, his love for his wife shone on and became a comfort for him.

Ted decided to spend every time he could with his wife, visiting her grave six days a week.

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93-Year-Old Veteran Has Been To His Wife's Grave 1,300 Times, Taking 3 Buses Each Day. His Love For Her Will Never Die10 daily / Facebook

He takes three buses from his house, in Waikiki, to the National Memorial Cemetery where his wife is buried.

He is always the first to arrive there, usually by 6:30 am. He brings flowers every day and takes care of her grave. He said it's the least he can do for her as she took care of him for 72 years.  

"I always tell her when I go up there, 'Payback time.'"

93-Year-Old Veteran Has Been To His Wife's Grave 1,300 Times, Taking 3 Buses Each Day. His Love For Her Will Never Die10 daily / Facebook

He has made an arrangement with his church for flowers to be delivered to his wife's grave after his death. Ted has visited Florence a total of 1,300 times, and his love for her still burns deep.

What a beautiful story

Ted's story has had tears rolling down so many faces. This man's loyalty to his wife and the lengths he is willing to go is heartwarming.

His story was posted on 10 daily's Facebook page, and thousands of comments have labeled him a great husband.

Indeed, Ted is a husband like no other, and his actions have proved so. We wish him good luck in his final years and hope the memory of his wife will be kept alive.

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