As people age, their memory begins to fade and the reality of aging begins to set in. Growing old can be extremely lonely. You watch the people that you’ve known your whole life slowly leave this world. Sadly, a lot of elderly people are just waiting for the day when they can join their relatives in the afterlife. In 2016, Italian police officers received a phone call from someone that reported hearing a sound that made their hearts stop, and being the civil servants that they are, they quickly investigated.The police immediately investigated the situation. Once the police arrived at the home, what they saw left them feeling heartbroken. They had to do something.
84-year-old Michele and 94-year-old Jole were indeed crying, but they were crying because they were depressed. The couple had been extremely lonely, but they were watching something that caused them to break down.
The couple had been watching a news segment about attacks and child abuse and they couldn’t understand why everything was so negative. Surely, a lot of you can relate to that.
They typically spend their free time chatting with their neighbors, but their neighbors have been away on vacation. Unfortunately, this caused the couple to become extremely lonely.
So the police asked the couple if they could make them dinner! The couple graciously accepted their offer. But when the police began to gather ingredients, they notice something horrifying.
After finding only old grapes, the police called an ambulance to check on the couple’s health. Once they knew that an ambulance was on the way, the police got to work on the meal!
People were growing concerned for the couple, so the police made an update on their Facebook page. “There is not a crime. Jole and Michele are not victims of scams and no thief entered the house—there is no one to save,” the police wrote on Facebook.
One person commented, “One act of kindness may well see this couple through many months with the thought that a couple of strangers took the time to share a little time with them.” Another said, “Their loneliness and despair were assuaged by two angels of the night dressed in blue! Thank you for your humanity, caring, and thoughtfulness!!”
It’s a sad fact that a lot of elderly people are forgotten about. Many of them spend their last days alone, watching the news, and crying out of loneliness.
There are so many things you can do to help, such as: visiting a nursing home, taking the time to ask your elderly neighbor if they want some company, or helping your neighbor bring in the groceries. Elderly people need to know that they’re still loved and cared for, so do what you can to help!