Strangers help shovel path so man can pay daily tribute to his wife
Everyday, 82-year-old Bud Caldwell goes to a local park where he bought a bench dedicated to his late wife Betty. But when a snowstorm hit Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, his daily walks became impossible. Bud and Betty were married for almost 60 years. Since her death two years ago, he's brought a penny and a daisy to her bench every day as tribute to their songs: "Daisy a Day" and "Pennies From Heaven."
"It just makes sense. I try not to let her down. And this is one way I can show that."
When the snowstorm blocked his path, it became just too dangerous to walk through the park.
Until two park workers noticed him sitting in his car and cleared the walkway."We both commented that, well, we just can't have this. We gotta make sure he can get to his bench and get to his wife. Only because of his love for his wife. He truly misses her."
And they promised to clear the path everyday after that.
There are many ways to keep the spirit of a relationship alive even after a loved one has passed.Jimmy Breland was married to his wife Billie for 60 years before she passed away in January. Days after her death, he came across a note that she'd left for him to find.
It read, "Please don't cry because I died! Smile because I lived! Know that I'm in a happy place! Know that we will meet again! I will see you there!"
The couple's grandson told The Huffington Post, "That note will be a source of comfort and a reminder that love conquers everything, even death."Also on AOL:
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