Tony Williams is a 75-year-old physicist who has since retired, was unfortunately unable to have children with his late wife, Jo. Without any immediate family or friends nearby, he now finds himself alone at home, waiting for his phone to ring, which doesn’t happen often. He tried reaching out to find people to talk to. He first put out two ads in the local newspaper. Then, he tried handing out business cards to people while on one of his walks. Sadly, nobody responded in either case.
A Poster on His Window
One day he decided to try out something that he didn’t think would work—he put up a poster on his window. Tony first met Jo over 35 years ago at a bar. The time they spent together was like “perfect harmony,” as Tony described it. Jo was his best friend, and they had a beautiful life together.
But now I’m all by myself,” Tony elaborated. “My wonderful wife has just passed away, and I have nobody. All I want is for somebody to see the poster and phone me up. I want a nice conversation, so I’m not sat in silence all day long.” The two had lived in Kempley and Gloucestershire for around 25 years before moving to East Hampshire so that Jo could be closer to her sister. However, soon after, Jo fell ill and passed away just nine days after her diagnosis with pancreatic cancer. The two would spend their evenings cooking, laughing, and listening to music together, sometimes several hours at a time. Tony explained that it was the highlight of their day after a hard day’s work.