Man, 98, walks nearly 6 miles to visit paralyzed wife in hospital

Luther Younger walks everywhere.

For the past two weeks, the 98-year-old Korean War veteran has walked about 6 miles each way to visit his wife of 50 years, who is paralyzed and at the hospital, Spectrum News Rochester reported.

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“I ain’t nothing without my wife,” Younger told Spectrum New Rochester. “It’s been a rough pull. It’s been tough.”

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He was walking in the rain Tuesday when he got help from a passerby.

“I had to pick him up and I couldn’t be one of the ones who would just drive by,” Dan Bookhard told Spectrum News Rochester.

Younger’s kids said walking is a way of life for their father.

“My dad’s always walked. He says he does it to stay alive,” Luthta Younger told Spectrum News Rochester. “He still says, ‘Nope I have to get out there to my wife. I have to go.’”

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