This 70-Year-Old Veteran Walks Miles Every Single Day To See His Wife In A Nursing Home

June 1, 2017

Rain or shine, James Wright is walking to see "the most beautiful woman in the world."

The 70-year-old veteran from Alabama walks miles every day just so he can visit his wife with dementia who lives in a nursing home.

"I don't care if it's raining, snowing, or what, I'm going to see my wife. Even if I have to crawl," Wright said.

Wright's love story was highlighted in a recent Facebook after Lt. Charles Plitt of the Weaver Police Department noticed Wright walking down a highway looking exhausted.

"I tried, but I just can't make it… I can't walk no more," Wright told Plitt. "I just can't walk no more and I want to see my wife."

Plitt asked Wright where his wife was and offered to drive him there.

"After he got in, I thought back to how many times I tell people to be cautious about picking up strangers and about being very careful about picking up hitchhikers and such – usually preaching about not doing it at all, but for some reason I knew this situation was different," Plitt wrote in a Facebook post.

Once they arrived at the nursing home, Wright was ecstatic.

"You see that window with the shades pulled back? That's my wife's room. She's gonna be so happy I'm here!" Wright exclaimed.

The community is reportedly helping Wright get his truck fixed.

But for now, Wright said he will continue to walk while he still can to see his wife.

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