An elderly man was filmed by his son carefully combing his wife of 70 years’ hair after she was admitted into the hospital with dementia.
The reason why he was determined to carry out the simple gesture will warm your heart.
Nellie Jones has been in the hospital since her dementia has worsened, and her husband, Sam Jones, has dutifully stood by her side, staying every day as long as he can to be with his sweetheart.
James Jones, who filmed the tender moment, explained why his father insisted on combing his wife’s hair.
“He’s told me before, when they first met and started dating that she used to comb his hair for him,” James said.
This couple has been married for over 70 years, and what the husband says about combing his wife's hair for the first time while she was in the hospital will make you weep: pic.twitter.com/Se3hrfOVqO
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In the video, Sam is seen telling his wife, “You used to comb my hair, but I’ve never combed yours before, Nellie. This is the first time for this, you know?”
“Right,” Nellie answered.
Then, Sam turns to his son for reassurance that he’s doing it right.
“Am I fixing her hair better?” he asks.
James took the video to capture a small glimpse of the deep love his parents, who are both in their 90s, share.
(H/T: Elle Magazine via Twitter)