In news that will make you want to call your grandparents ASAP, police in Rome, Italy showed up at the apartment of an elderly couple last week after reports of crying. Turns out, 84-year-old Jole and her 94-year-old husband Michele had been watching TV and crying about the state of the world (we've all been there!) and feeling lonely (also been there), BuzzFeed reports. The cops called an ambulance to check up on the couple, and while they waited, they cooked them a pasta dinner.
The cops, proud of their good deed, shared the story and photos on the agency's Facebook page.
The post has been shared hundreds of times, and many people have commented to thank the officers and share concern for the couple, who have been married 70 years and said they did not receive many visitors.
Like Steve N Kay Jerkins, who wrote:
Very nice! This is what it's all about! This happens more than we know; we just hear about the bad things in life, which are a small percentage of reality. All media needs to focus more on the good of mankind, rather than the negative that does not deserve the attention we give it!
We're doing our best, Steve!
Now everyone, go call your grandparents, or visit your elderly neighbors, or hug the guy in the cubicle next to yours. Life can be a lonely road, let's all have some pasta.