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Posted: October 22, 2015

Elderly man feels ‘so alone,’ calls radio station; you won’t believe what happened next

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

SOUTHAMPTON, UK —

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A 95-year old man recently had to put his wife of one year into a nursing home. 

Bill Palmer felt lonely so he did want anyone would do, and called his favorite radio station to connect with someone, Metro reported. 

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Bill and his wife Sheila were married last year, but had known each other for 30 years. Sheila's husband died a few years ago, and Bill took over the role of caregiver before they got married. 

Last year she fell, and was moved into a nursing home, Metro reported.

Palmer told listeners that she suffers from dementia, but still remembers him.

His call resonated with listeners, and the crew from BBC Radio Solent.

Bill phoned BBC Radio Solent. He was upset, lonely and missing his wife.Alex decided to invite him in.We sent a cab to pick him up, have a listen to what happened next.

Posted by BBC Radio Solent on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

His story touched them so much so, the radio station invited him to the studio.

He had a cup of coffee as he spoke with the morning show crew. 

Palmer has been invited to one family's home for Christmas Eve thanks to his newfound fame and friends, Metro reported. 

The radio station is also getting letters and cards and will forward them and will keep in touch with Palmer to make sure he's not lonely anymore.

If you would like to write Palmer, you can send the notes to the station c/o Alex Dyke, BBC Radio Solent, Havelock Road, Southampton SO14 7PW.

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