Luther Younger is certainly the modern day prince charming! The 99 year old man walks every day for 6 miles just so he can visit his wife of 55 years in the hospital. Braving through extreme heat or snow, Luther has never let anything stop him from seeing his beloved wife whom he calls the sweetest cup of tea he has ever had.
Luther’s wife, Waverlee, was diagnosed with a brain tumor about 9 years ago. According to the couple’s daughter, the doctors said she had about five years to live, but she has been fighting relentlessly against the illness.
Mr. Luther Younger said he could get a ride or take the bus, but he prefers to walk the journey. He said, “I got a wife. I don’t want to wait on the bus. I want to go up there to see my wife.” He also added that he prefers to walk because it clears his mind.
Luther further explained that his daily walk is just proof of how much he loves his wife. He said, “She is a beautiful lady and she treats me as a person is supposed to be, she made a man out of me. That’s why I love her, because she’s tough. She’s not weak. That’s the kind of woman I want.”
The couple’s daughter, Lutheta, said that she would prefer that her dad at least accept a ride home especially on extremely hot days, but Luther is quite adamant so she just lets him have it his way.
“My dad says it keeps him alive, it keeps him going.. He’s always cared about her the way he does [now]. He loves my mom, He’ll do anything for her.” His daughter said.
Lutheta also started a GoFundMe campaign to help raise money for her mother’s hospital expenses.
While 6 miles every single day may seem like too much for some, it sure is nothing for someone you have practically walked through life with! Luther Younger and his wife are certainly a beautiful reminder of what true love really is!