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Widower Calls Deceased Wife's Voice Mail Just to Hear Her Voice

Widower Calls Deceased Wife's Voice Mail Just to Hear Her Voice

File this under Sigh: An 80-year-old man whose wife died in 2005 has been calling her number every day since, just to hear her say her name on his voice mail recording. I'm in a virtual puddle over here.

Anyway, after a while, the carrier, Verizon, upgraded the service and it was lost — but don't worry, they got wind of it and restored the message for the man. He says, very simply, “I’m glad they rescued it. . . I’m very happy.”

So if you're feeling a little worn-out and overwhelmed by all our wedding coverage on IDoSugar and details, details, details — take a break and read this story and remember what it's supposed to be all about.


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cosmic_autumn cosmic_autumn 9 years
i'm totally tearing up over this!
cherrypie61 cherrypie61 9 years
God! That remind me of the book: P.S I LOVE YOU.
Aclarie Aclarie 9 years
Think I read a similar article a few years back maybe it was the same guy.
omlove omlove 9 years
Sooo sweet ..........:(
natali3nguyen natali3nguyen 9 years
awwww i feel so sorry for teh old man =(
LOVErickii LOVErickii 9 years
thats so sweet...
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 9 years
Awww, that's sweet and heartbreaking...
wiciltd wiciltd 9 years
That's not psycho or creepy I wonder how long they'd been married But how is it creepy if you've spent 40 - 50 years with someone seeing them everyday and then they're gone.. Wouldn't you want that reminder? I know i would.. This made me cry.. I love old couples who still love each other.. and it's so tragic when they lose their other half.. My friends nana died and his papa used to still bring her tea every morning for a couple of months because he didn't know what else to do as that is what he'd been doing for most of their 60 year marriage... His family would find him just sitting there crying.. It breaks my heart
BostonChick BostonChick 9 years
That's so sweet! So happy to hear Verizon was able to restore it.
Cris1192 Cris1192 9 years
It's cute bordering psycho, but still cute
tyffi tyffi 9 years
Oh, what a cute story. Creepy, but cute!
ffemt1201 ffemt1201 9 years
awww. so sweet.
foxytnns foxytnns 9 years
My dad and I actually do this. My mom passed away a year ago from breast cancer. She had recorded the voicemail for our home phone and we have not changed it. People always tell us that we should and that it's "creepy" to call and hear her voice. But, my dad and I like knowing that we can call it anytime and hear her. It's just comforting.
SugarKim4203 SugarKim4203 9 years
I did this for a friend that lost her husband WAAAAY too soon. I recorded her husband's outgoing message on his cell onto a CD and gave it to her.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 9 years
omilawd- my grandma did the same thing when my grandpa died. She kept his answering machine message on for over a year and when she changed it she kept the tape that it was recorded on so she can still listen to it when she misses him.
omilawd omilawd 9 years
My grandma doesn't have the heart to change her home's answering-machine message. My grandpa recorded it, and he died recently.
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 9 years
That is so sweet and beautiful *tear*
liladdieshudiva liladdieshudiva 9 years
After being with someone so long his missess his wife terribly. I can understand how he feels. Bless him!
Angelica Angelica 9 years
That is really romantic in the cutest way possible!
serial serial 9 years
So romantic!
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
awwww, so cute, and yet so sad.
millarci millarci 9 years
That's so beautiful. Now THAT'S true love. ::shedding tear::
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
OMG I think I am going to cry..Thats so sweet
syako syako 9 years
That's awesome. My family actually did a similar thing. My grandfather had called one of my aunts before he passed and left this beautiful message about how much he loves his children. She saved it and recorded it to a picture frame and now all the children have it. I listen to it sometimes when I'm at my mom's house just to hear his voice. It is really calming.
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 9 years
This is probably one of the sweetest things I've ever heard. And wtg to Verizon for restoring the message.
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