By: Steve Dellar | 07-10-2018 | News
Photo credit: Facebook Georgio Moffa

Italy - Country Moved To Tears By Widower’s Daily Act Of Eternal Love

Just as Italians are readying for summer’s beach and daily ‘gelatinos’, they were reminded of an act of pure ‘amore’ when Mr Matteo Salvini, their new Interior Minister and currently the most popular politician, tweeted a picture showing an elderly man at the beach. Without explaining what it was about, he simply added three hearts and a link.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="und" dir="ltr">❤️❤️❤️<a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Matteo Salvini (@matteosalvinimi) <a href="">July 6, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The picture, showing an elderly man who sits by the sea every morning with a framed picture of his late wife has become a viral hit in Italy. The caption on social media underneath the original reads: “I don’t know this wonderful person I just know that his love was definitely a great love. I saw him cry. I think men like that no longer exist. Sending you a strong hug, dear friend, you are a great man.”

The photo, which was taken by Mr. Georgia Moffa at the beginning of the month, was snapped in the city of Gaeta in central Italy and since been posted on Facebook.

Mr. Moffa, speaking to local newspapers who have taken an interest in the story, says the elderly man is 70-year-old Mr. Giuseppe Giordano, whose wife, Ida, died seven years ago.

He stated: "The picture was taken in front of my restaurant in Gaeta.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="it" dir="ltr"><a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Amore</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#assenza</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#sensodellavita</a> un vedovo inconsolabile che ha portato il ritratto della moglie a respirare l’aria del mare 🌊 anch’io mi schiero con il signor <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GiorgioMoffa</a> il <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#caffè</a> di <a href="">@MaxGramel</a> 🔝🙏🏻💛 <a href="">@TrastevereRM</a> <a href="">@claviggi</a> <a href="">@romewise</a> <a href="">@AriannaAmbrosi0</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Mustapha Hussein (@Mustapha1508) <a href="">July 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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“In that gesture, full of love and sadness, I envisaged the lives of many who have lost loved ones. And I know something about it having lost a 5-month-old son and two young brothers myself.”

The story goes that Mr. Giordano met Ida when he was only 16 and she was 17. In that time, Ida eventually fell pregnant and the couple, being the scandal of the small village, married against their parents’ wishes. Back in 1969 having a child out of wedlock was still a big thing in Italy.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">&quot;Seguro fue un gran amor&quot;: La foto viral del hombre que lleva el retrato de su esposa muerta al mar - <a href=""></a><br> El protagonista de este romance es Giuseppe Giordano, un jubilado de 70 años y tres hijos, que perdió a su compañera siete años atrás por una … <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; elclubdecomerciantes (@elclubdecomerc) <a href="">July 8, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The loved-up pair stayed together for all years to come, leading a long, quiet life. However, in 2011, disaster struck as Ida fell ill and later passed away.

His neighbors explained that: “He can't stand to be without her, and with that framed photo, he takes her everywhere and keeps her close as his most precious thing."


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Jeff Allen No. 30913 2018-07-11 : 02:33

I see the word noble when I look at this man's actions.

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