Our faith in humanity has been restored.
Four policemen in Rome arrived at an apartment to a surprising find after someone reported hearing crying and shouting, according to Italian newspaper La Repubblica.
No crime had been committed, but the public servants instead found 84-year-old Jole and her 94-year-old husband, Michele, alone in their home. The elderly couple were the ones crying, but not because they were in any physical peril. Heartbreakingly, they’d been suffering from an “incurable loneliness,” per La Repubblica.
The couple of nearly 70 years hadn’t had visitors in a long time: Their neighbors have moved away and the ancient city hasn’t been as full lately due to summer holidays. They were also crying because of the ghastly headlines in the news recently.
The police headquarters in Rome documented the account of their evening with Jole and Michele on their Facebook. Agents Andrew, Alexander, Ernesto and Mirko took the situation into their own hands and asked the couple if they could make them dinner. The policemen put together a meal of spaghetti, butter and Parmesan cheese. They spent the evening chatting and socializing with the couple.
Sometimes all you need to feel a little better is a bowl of pasta and good company.