The wife of an elderly Georgia man has been hospitalized for the last month due to illness, but that wasn’t enough to keep him from celebrating their long, love-filled marriage.
James “Jim” Russell made a surprise visit to his wife, Elinor, on their 57th wedding anniversary. Jim brought Elinor a bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolates to her hospital room.
Jim has known Elinor “since she was in pigtails.”
Reid Russell, the couple’s granddaughter, accompanied Jim to the hospital and took picture that went viral in the Internet.
my grandma is in the hospital, but it’s their 57th anniversary, so he showed up in a tux to surprise her w flowers😭❤️ pic.twitter.com/wIS8rvcyDw
— reid (@reidrussell_) May 21, 2015
“Being in a hospital bed, you get bored so when they came in, it made me smile like the younger days when we were dancing,” said Elinor.
They spent the day sharing a meal and watching their favorite television shows.