Police cooked lonely elderly couple dinner after they heard them crying

Police Officers In Rome Cook A Meal For Lonely Senior Couple In Heartwarming Act

When police heard reports of crying and shouting in Rome last Tuesday, they expected to find a crime.

What they discovered instead, though, is absolutely heartbreaking.

The four officers found 84-year-old Jole and her 94-year-old husband Michele in their small apartment, completely unaffected by any sort of wrongdoing.

They were just watching TV.

Jole asked her husband why there was so much hate in the news and burst into tears. She cried so hard that people called the police.

The couple, who have been together for nearly 70 years, felt desperately lonely, telling officers it had been ages since they had a visitor.

Officers made note of the sparse food in the kitchen, and as they waited for an ambulance to come check on the couple, one officer cooked pasta for them.

The other three sat down with the couple to talk and keep them company.

Rome police shared the whole story on their Facebook page, which has been translated above to English.

They said the loneliness was so suffocating at times that they had only a television to keep them company.

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An elderly woman exercises during a physical therapy session at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April 27, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia.

(REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha) 

Elderly people gather before their breakfast at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April 27, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia.

(REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

A sleep therapy device is seen next to a bed at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya, Thailand, April 9, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia.

(REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha) 

Somjit Phuthasiri (R), 90, attends Songkran festival at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya, Thailand, April 9, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia.

(REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

Uthai Sagulpongmalee, 70, lies in bed at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya, Thailand, April 9, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia.

(REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

An elderly woman exercises during a physical therapy session at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April 27, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia.

(REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

Somjit Phuthasiri, 90, walks out from a toilet at her home at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya, Thailand, April 9, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia.

(REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

Sampao Jantharun (L), 78, assists Somjit Phuthasiri, 90, on a wheelchair as they head to their home at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya, Thailand, April 9, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia.

(REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

An elderly man receives help from a nurse during a physical therapy session at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April 27, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia.

(REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

An elderly woman reads a Dhamma book during a physical therapy session at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April 27, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia.

(REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

Uthai Sagulpongmalee, 70, lies in bed at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya, Thailand, April 9, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia.  

(REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

Elderly people attend an aquatic exercise at a private pool in Bangkok, Thailand, April 28, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia.

(REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

Elderly people attend an aquatic exercise at a private pool in Bangkok, Thailand, April 28, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia.

(REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

Supapan Pullbangyung, 39, holds a cup containing medicines for her father, Serm Pullbangyung, 75, at her house in Nonthaburi, Thailand, April 24, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia.

(REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

Nopawan Pullbangyung, 67, massages her husband Serm Pullbangyung, 75, at her house in Nonthaburi, Thailand, April 24, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia.

(REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

Elderly people gather before their breakfast at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April 27, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia.

(REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

Elderly people play petanque at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April 27, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia.

(REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

Elderly people lie in beds during a physical therapy session at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April 27, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia.

(REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

Elderly people are seen at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April 27, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia.

(REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

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