Last week, a story from Italy was shared online that collectively broke our hearts: after neighbours heard crying from the elderly couple next door, the Italian police paid a visit to the 84- and 94-year old couple. The call? To cook them dinner.
Jole and Michel were feeling increasingly overwhelmed with sadness by watching the world news, and feeling incredible loneliness with no one coming to visit them. The police cooked them dinner and shared a meal with them, something they don’t get very often.
The global sharing of this story carries a simple message: let’s not let our elderly neighbours be lonely.