By any measure, Shirley Batchelder has lived a long, “fantastic” life.
At 94 years old, she paints, dons pink flowers in her hair, spends time with family, and runs bingo with her friends. She was married for 57 years to a curly-haired man who was “handsome as can be,” she told WSMV Channel 4 News, and is accepting visits from friendly strangers at Steeple Chase Manor retirement home.
This nonagenarian wanted to buy five seconds of commercial time on TV so she could share a powerful but simple three-word message with her community.
So she reached out to WSMV to see if it was possible. Instead of charging her for the air time, however, the Nashville-based station decided to do a story on her instead, New York Daily News reported, to give her more than enough time to get her message out.
Love. One. Another. You heard it from Shirley, folks.
I can’t think of a better use of five seconds or a more perfect three words to share. Because sometimes we all need reminding: We’re all in this together.
According to WSMV, Shirley is now “quite happy that her bucket list is empty.”
Watch WSMV’s segment on Shirley below:
via WSMV Channel 4 News.