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