- Ever since Cyril Aggeett, aged 86, lost his wife, he has been joining students near his house for lunch
- The widower uses the lunchtime with the pupils as a coping mechanism to deal with his loneliness
- According to Cyril, the noise the students make whenever he joins them always gives him the strength to get by
It could be a terrible thing when the heart goes lonely and in constant longing for a loved one. The story of Cyril Aggett, aged 86, is a perfect show of this.
Ever since his wife, Shirley, died six years ago, he has been battling with acute loneliness, something that started just after her funeral, Metro UK reports.
As a coping mechanism, the octogenarian has been joining local school children very close to his house for lunch.
Sometime after the death of his wife, staff and student at Coombe Dean Secondary School in Plymouth, Devon, realised they have not been seeing him around like before.
That made them reach out to him and asked him to lunch. Since then, he has been popping in almost every day for a meal with them.
In talking about his early experience in Plymouth, he commented about how everybody was always nice to him.
“I get a cup of tea, my lunch and good service. Everybody talks to me, the office staff is brilliant. My wife was there one minute and then I couldn’t talk to her because she was under sedation all the time,” he said.
He also spoke about how the noise the students make helps him to go through his loneliness, saying he would be lost without it.
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“I love the company and the noise. Once I go indoors and I close those doors down, there’s nothing. It’s mayhem really, it’s good. I’d be lost if I didn’t come down here,” he said.
The widower also said that music always helps him to get back, that he put it on and enjoy.
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