People can be so wonderful. Thanks be to God for the ones in this story.
The video cannot be seen in Canada… Would someone have the time to summarize the story for some of us who are feeling left out? Thanks.
It’s a wonderful story, so I’ll leave it to better writers than me to convey it.
Such a lovely story. The Arkansas couple — Melvin and Doris — in the story have been married for 60 years but sadly Melvin has been losing his memory due to Alzheimers, so memories of their life together are slowly fading.
The day before Mother’s Day Melvin disappeared while out walking. Doris called the police who located him two miles from home. When police approached Melvin, Melvin was adamant that he was not going home until he bought flowers for his wife, so the police accompanied him to a store, helped him buy flowers, and returned him home to Doris with the bouquet.
It turns out that Melvin had bought Doris flowers every Mother’s Day since the birth of their first child. So even though his memories were fading due to Alzheimers, Melvin had not forgotten this important day. Doris said earlier in the story “that the mind doesn’t always remember but the heart remembers.”
P.S. The police in the story were kind and helpful, and not bedecked like Swat teams. They went out of their way to help Melvin who was adamantly refusing to go with them until he bought those flowers. Now, if they’d been Swat-police, Melvin probably would have been handcuffed and beaten for refusing to obey their order. It’s good to see that kind and helpful police like this still exist (as they do in my city too).
I believe they exist everywhere and are the rule rather than the exception.
Some say the same about abusive priests.
Thank you very much, it is a uplifting story. A famous French writer once wrote “On ne voit bien qu’avec le coeur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux” (Only the heart sees clearly, What is most important remains invisible to the eyes) I don’t have the correct translation, but “The Little Prince”, by Antoine de St-Exupéry, has been translated into English.
No. The bad even with SWAT teams are the exception. Not the rule.
I didn’t say that Swat-cops were the rule, just that if this story had involved Swat-cops it would’ve turned out much differently.
Not sure what you’re saying. I didn’t think you were saying Swat teams were the rule. I thought that you were suggesting Swat Teams going bonkers and causing problems were the likely outcome. I merely pointed out that those who are on Swat Teams are, on the whole, good people. Like cops. Doctors. Priests. Teachers. Delivery truck drivers. The list goes on and on!
Try this link Marthe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvacboLqziU
Or this other one from a different news outlet, they also mention here that the wife was in a prayer group when her husband went missing, and they started to pray for his return: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2eGAySSbrY
Thank you very much, this was great. And, you know what? You took the trouble to link those to Mark’s blog on my 72nd birthday. Thank you for this birthday gift.
Happy birthday! God bless you!
Missed your response, so I am wishing you a belated: Happy Birthday! Joyeux anniversaire! ¡Feliz Cumpleaños!
That was a beautiful story.
Simply beautiful. Love is not only stronger than death, but stronger than Alzheimer’s too!
Very touching. Loved it the first time I saw it. Kudos to the officers. That’s how policemen should be.