A 95-Year-Old Man Called A Radio Station to Say He Was Lonely So They Invited Him On the Show

Publish Date
Thursday, 22 October 2015, 9:19AM

Bill phoned BBC Radio Solent. He was upset, lonely and missing his wife.Alex decided to invite him in.We sent a cab to pick him up, have a listen to what happened next.

Posted by BBC Radio Solent on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

95-year-old Bill phoned BBC Radio Solent during Alex Dyke’s mid-morning show.

“He called up to say he was lonely and he missed [his wife],” producer Chris Hitchings told BuzzFeed News. “I don’t think he had anyone else to talk to.”

Bill is a long-time fan of the show and on hearing the heartbreaking story, the radio team got a taxi for Bill to travel to the studio where he “became the star of the show”.

Bill was received warmly by regular listeners of the show, who rang in non-stop for the opportunity to speak to the special guest. “He’s such a nice guy and was lovely,” Hitchings said.

Bill’s wife had recently been admitted to hospital after a severe fall.

They had been friends for over 30 years and got married last year. 

This is just the sweetest thing ever :')