James “Jim” Russell’s wife was in the hospital on their 57th anniversary so he showed up with a surprise for her.
Jim dressed up in a tuxedo walked into his wife Elinor’s hospital room carrying flowers and chocolate.
According to ABC News, Jim and Elinor grew up in neighboring towns in Georgia and have known each other all of their lives.
The couple eloped on May 20, 1958. For the past month, Elinor has been in the hospital, but their family wanted them to have a special anniversary.
Elinor’s two granddaughters did her make up, and Jim wore his tuxedo. According to ABC News, they dined in Elinor’s hospital room while watching their favorite shows, “Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune.”
Elinor said she loved the celebration because “being in a hospital bed, you get bored so when they came in, it made me smile like the younger days when we were dancing.”