The world fell in love with Luther Younger in August when we found out the then-98-year-old walks three miles to see his wife in the hospital every day.
Then, he walks three miles home, sometimes in 90-plus degree weather. “I ain’t nothing without my wife,” Younger told Spectrum News in Rochester. He’s been married to his wife, Waverlee, for more than 50 years.
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Recently, a CBS reporter joined Younger on one of his daily treks and discovered this Korean War veteran doesn’t just walk every day, he runs.
“He warned me I would have to keep up with him, and I was sure that I could. I wasn't prepared for a man in his 90s to start running, but he did — several times,” Caitlin O’Kane writes.
He even does pushups, she reports.
The devoted husband just turned 99.
Waverlee Younger is paralyzed and has been battling brain cancer since 2009, Spectrum News reports.
The couple’s only daughter, Lutheta, said her mother is scheduled to be released from the hospital. She will “live out the rest of her days home,” she said earlier this week in a post on a GoFundMe set up to cover the family’s medical expenses.
There's no doubt that Luther Younger will be by her side. Every day.