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You Are My Sunshine: 93-year-old husband’s love songs helps wife beat Covid-19

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Willem and Rita Snyman (Photo: Supplied)
Willem and Rita Snyman (Photo: Supplied)

They'd had a good run, they thought. Willem and Rita Snyman, both in their 90s and married for nearly 70 years, had enjoyed a long and happy life together, with four children, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren to show for it.

So when their Covid-19 test results came back positive and the symptoms gripped their frail bodies they found themselves wishing it would all just end.

And it might have, if not for Willem (93) lovingly serenading his wife with love songs from his hospital bed.

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