Luther Younger, 99, walks six miles, round-trip, every day, rain or shine, to visit his wife of 55 years in the hospital
A 99-year-old man walks — and occasionally jogs — 12 miles every day to visit his ailing wife in the hospital.
Luther Younger, 99, of Rochester, New York, has made the daily six-mile, round-trip walk from his home to the hospital where his wife of 55 years, Waverlee Younger, is recovering from pneumonia.
Luther, who served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, has been walking to see his wife every day for the past three weeks, rain or shine.
He said that he opts to walk the six miles because he doesn't want to wait for either his daughter, Lutheta, to give him a ride or for the bus to come.
'I got a wife. I don't want to wait on the bus. I want to go up there to see my wife,' Luther told CBS News.
Waverlee, who is now paralyzed, was diagnosed with a brain tumor nine years ago and has been in and out of the hospital since then.
Every day that she is in the hospital, Luther makes the six-mile, round-trip walk to visit her. Occasionally, he will sleep at the hospital, sometimes on the floor.
Luther said that he makes the walk to prove his devotion to his wife, who he said 'made a man