Every day, 82-year-old Bud Caldwell visits the bench in a local park that he bought and dedicated to his late wife, Betty, after she died two years ago. He tells her about his day and delivers two daily gifts: a penny and a daisy.
The gifts are tributes to songs the couple had loved during their 56 years together: “Daisy a Day,” and “Pennies From Heaven.” (“I’ll give you a daisy a day, dear. I’ll give you a daisy a day. I’ll love you until the rivers run still, and the four winds we know blow away,” the first song goes.)
But recently, after snow covered the walkway that leads to Betty’s bench, it became too dangerous for Caldwell, who lives in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, to continue his daily deliveries on foot. He still made the trip but stayed in his car.
Two park employees noticed Caldwell's new routine, and moved by his devotion to his wife, decided to shovel the walkway to Betty's bench. They've vowed to keep the path clear all through the winter.
“That’s so beautiful,” commented CNN’s Alisyn Camerota after hearing about this wonderful story.
We wholeheartedly agree.
Watch the love story in the video above. We’d recommend getting out those tissues.