Warning: This may just be the saddest and most touching story you’ll see all day. Have your tissues ready.
After recently losing his wife of 72 years, 96-year-old Fred Stobaugh, put his grief into song and it’s the sweetest thing ever.
It all started when Fred wrote to Illinois-based Green Shoe Studio who were hosting an interactive competition that would showcase new singer-songwriters on YouTube. Not a musician himself, Fred decided to write a letter to the company, sending lyrics he wrote in honour of his wife along with it.
Green Shoe Studio’s Jacob Golgan was so touched by Fred’s story that he decided to help Fred by recording his song. Titled “Oh Sweet Lorraine,” Fred’s song is now available on iTunes.
This documentary, A Letter From Fred, follows Fred’s special recording process. His story of love will surely leave you wiping tears away tears, just like you would during the first 15 minutes of Up (On a side note, Fred totally reminds me of Carl, but that might just be me).
“She gave me 75 years of her life,” Stobaugh reflects in the film. “She was the prettiest girl I ever saw.”
[Via The Daily Dot]