Meet The 96-Year-Old Man Who Wrote The Most Touching Song For The Love Of His Life

Get ready to bawl your eyes out.

1. Meet 96-year-old sweetheart Fred Stobaugh, a resident from East Peoria, Ill.

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2. Earlier this summer, a small studio in town held a singer-songwriter contest to identify local talent…

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3. And Fred decided to submit his own original song.

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4. The song, “Oh Sweet Lorraine,” was an original tribute to his wife of 73 years.

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5. The couple met at a local root beer stand, where Lorraine worked as a car hop, in 1938.

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6. And they married two years later.

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7. June 26 would have been their 73th wedding anniversary… and 75th year together.

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8. “It was a wonderful 75 years… kinda unreal,” Fred said. “But it was real, that’s all I can say. It was real.”

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9. “After she passed away, I was just setting in the front room one evening by myself,” Fred says of writing the song. “It just came right to me almost, I just kept humming it… it seemed like it just fit her.”

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10. Even though Fred’s entry didn’t technically qualify for Green Show Studio’s contest, they decided to work with him anyway because they were so touched by his story…

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11. So the studio recorded the song with professionals, entirely for free.

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12. And the final product brought Fred to tears…

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13. Watch Fred’s entire tear-jerking story here:

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