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.theguardian - 3 days ago

Nailed it: man, 82, builds bench for wife in 30 minutes after council plea ignored

Manuel Souto took matters into own hands to provide resting place for wife on daily walks in Spanish townWhatever the rustic bench that sits on a street in the north-west Spanish town of A Estrada may lack in finish and elegance, it more than makes up for in the devotion shown behind its creation.The pale wooden seat was cobbled together after Manuel Souto, an 82-year-old retired lathe operator, decided to find somewhere for his wife to sit and rest on their daily walks. María Souto, who is 79 and has osteoarthritis, walks with a stick and finds her morning exercise more and more difficult. Continue reading...


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