The wedding vow that goes “till death do us part” could not not be any truer in the case of this elderly couple. After all, both had earlier agreed that one of them should be allowed to die naturally in the event that either of them died ahead of the other.
Arnold Hardy, 89 years-old, did not get the chance to say proper goodbye to his wife, 92-year-old Amy, before he died. After all, the latter was not aware that the former was battling cancer in his kidneys and liver. The disease eventually metastasized to his brain.
Amy Hardy did not know that her husband Arnold had passed away.
With Amy’s communication skills already declining after she suffered a heart attack and stroke four years ago, and having been hospitalized last Christmas due to breathing problems, hiding the truth from her seemed to be a necessary evil.
“He was more bothered about mum and kept saying is ‘mum ok’? It was a shock but I’m glad it happened quickly and he didn’t suffer,” Eileen Sampson, Amy’s daughter, said.
However, her children believe that the old woman’s gut feel was telling her that he is already gone.
Hence, as Arnold did not even tell Amy about his health condition then, their children took it upon themselves not to tell their mother that he had already passed away. However, they believe that their old woman was already suspecting something was wrong.
“When he died we didn’t tell mum – we thought it would be cruel and she couldn’t have coped. It was a hard choice but that’s what the five of us decided. I believe she knew something was wrong because he didn’t come to see her. My mother would watch everyone coming to see if he was coming behind.”
Not long after Arnold’s passing, Amy joined him in the afterlife.
Arnold and Amy’s separation by death didn’t last, however. as Amy eventually died, too – just 10 days after Arnold’s passing. For this elderly couple, it’s “Till death, do us part” indeed.
“When mum was taken into hospital they had both decided that if one of them died, the other did not want to be resuscitated when they were poorly… I think she wanted to be with him – they did everything together,” Sampson remarked.
These Life-Changing Shoes Can Fit from Childhood All the Way to Adulthood
And they’re improving the lives of many children around the world!
In poor communities, having proper footwear is not a priority for the people. Nevertheless, footwear is helpful in protecting them, especially the children, from diseases they might catch or discomforts they might experience while barefoot outdoors. This is why an invention called The Shoe That Grows is able to change the lives of many children in impoverished areas around the world.
The Shoe That Grows is a low-cost, high-lifetime shoe. It can last up to five years and expands up to five sizes, so the owner can use it for a long time. This is ideal for underprivileged children who are normally seen with either no footwear or with shoes that do not properly fit them.
Kenton Lee of the non-profit organization Because International had the idea to create the revolutionary shoes during a visit to Kenya in 2007.
He saw a little girl in a white dress next to him with shoes that barely fit her feet. He was inspired to create The Shoe That Grows to help other underprivileged children around the world. The organization's philosophy is "making things better by making better things," which is evident in their footwear design....
Kid Gets Bullied For His ‘Girly’ Lunch Box, So His Uncle Steps In To Teach Them A Lesson
You might want to get one too!
Every kid has his own favorite member of the family apart from mom and dad of course. Kids show their affection to grandpa and grandma because grandparents are the best spoilers most of the time. However, other kids' favorites are their uncles and this young boy now considers him a hero.
Ten-year-old Ryker lives with his mom and dad, Emily and Talon Fowler, and two brothers. He loves cats and for that, he got a colorful lunchbox that has cats in it. He was thrilled to have it but some of his classmates teased him because it looked too girly.
The boy was excited for his lunchbox only to get bullied.
As a result, Ryker didn't like bringing his lunch to his school any longer and his mom's cousin, David, was saddened by the idea that the boy was teased only because he has a colorful lunchbox. So David Pendragon decided to prove his little nephew that there is no color that defines a man....
3-Year-Old Boy Gets Pissed With People Throwing Garbage, Becomes A Beach-Cleaning Hero
It’s when a toddler is more responsible than the adults.
Nature is suffering every single day and this is because humans are not nice enough to take care of it. Humanity is sometimes cruel but fortunately, there are still a lot of people that love Mother Nature - just like this kid who is fed up with how people treat the environment.
William Mosley is only 3 years old but it looks like this kid already knows what he wants at an early age - to be an environmentalist. His mother Charlotte Heritage, 29, said that the boy was inspired by a TV program called Ocean Rescue: Dive In And Do It which showcases the damage that garbage can do to the ocean. The toddler started his campaign at home by checking every item in their kitchen.
William Mosley, 3, decided to take action against plastic pollution.
Apparently, the toddler wasn't impressed that many foods are sold in plastic or plastic containers- which he knows are not good for the environment. Accompanied by his mom, they roamed around their Ramsey, Cambridgeshire neighborhood in England checking out plastic waste. They certainly found a lot of rubbish and William was smart enough to collect everything using a grabber....