Abuja - Elderly widower Fred Stobaugh has become the newest YouTube sensation after he wrote an achingly beautiful love song for his late wife of 72 years.
Fred said he entered into a singer/songwriter competition run by by a local Peoria, Illinois recording studio, Green Shoe Studio, without much hope of getting a response.
In his entry letter, he even wrote “he wasn’t a musician and had only written two songs in his life.”
“I don’t sing...I would scare people,” he wrote on the envelope.
Even though Fred did not win the competition, his words and song touched the hearts of organisers at the studio enough to make a documentary about the 96-year-old and set it to a professionally recorded version of his song.
The song, titled "Sweet Lorraine," has now already attracted more than 1.6 million viewers to the video.
“Oh, Sweet Lorraine, I wish we could do the good times all over again. Oh sweet Lorraine, life only goes around once but never again,” the lyrics rang out to a weeping Fred.
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