70-year-old man takes his dead wife's photo to the beach every day and the reason he does it will melt your heart
Giordano was married for around 50 years and he revealed that he carries his wife's photo because he 'doesn't want to feel alone'.
An Italian pensioner's sweet gesture to hold on to the memory of his late wife has gone viral. The 70-year-old man has been carrying his late wife's photograph to the beach every day and has chosen to share his story.
Septuagenarian Giuseppe Giordano lost his wife Ida around seven years ago but that doesn't stop him from carrying a framed photograph of her along with him when he visits the beach in their hometown of Gaeta. Giordano, who was married to Ida for around 50 years, shares that he carries the photo because he "doesn't want to feel alone". Giuseppe's story went viral and got a lot of attention when a local restaurant owner Giorgio Moffa posted a picture of him at the beach on social media.
As reported by DailyMail, Giordano shared, "I bring Ida's photo because in that way I feel her in my life and I don't feel so alone. I like going to the sea every day because it brings back all my memories. I am very surprised by the love and admiration of people online since hearing my story. The simple things are the real things and the ones that last over time. I didn't want to inspire anyone, I just didn't want to stay alone. My wife was everything to me."
"The younger generations do not hold onto love as we used to. I belong to a generation where love and feelings meant everything," he continued. Giordano and Ida met when he was only 15-years-old via a common friend. The pair fell in love and were the center of a massive scandal in their hometown when they had their first child Mario before they got married. They eventually got married a year after the birth of their child and then had two more children while they lived in Milan and then Rome.
However, Ida was tragically diagnosed with cancer in the year 2010 and passed away a year later. Giordano often visits the beach as that was where they would go when they were young. He brings her photo to the seafront every day and then has lunch with his son. He believes that such kinds of rituals help to keep Ida in his life.
Giorgio Moffa who had taken Giordano's picture shared, "When I saw him, I was sure there was a great love story. Men like him do not exist anymore. I absolutely understood his pain and was very sad for him. I have also lost my two little brothers and a son of five months, so I knew what he was going through. I think that everyone in this world has at some point, lost someone special to them. So each of us has these moments of grief, it's just that Giuseppe had the great courage and dignity to show it".