95-year-old radio listener is invited into studio after he calls to say he misses his wife

Radio Show Invites Elderly Man on After He Says He's Lonely
Radio Show Invites Elderly Man on After He Says He's Lonely

Grab your tissues for this one.

In London, a local BBC radio station invited in an elderly gentleman after he called the station telling them he missed his wife.

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BBC Radio host Alex Dyke spoke to 95-year-old listener Bill, who was missing his wife after she had fell last year and was placed in assisted living.

In the Facebook video below, you learn that Bill and his wife, who had known each other for more than 30 years, just recently got married. However, when his wife hurt herself, she had to go to a nursing home which left Bill with no one to talk to.

The folks at BBC Radio Solent knew Bill was lonely and upset and called him a cab and invited him into the studio with them. Broadcast assistant Chris Hitchings told BuzzFeed that he just didn't think he had anyone else to talk to, "He's such a nice guy and was lovely."

Here's to hoping Bill gets even more air time!

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.

Posted by BBC Radio Solent on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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