This lovestruck 99-year-old walks 6 miles every day to visit his wife.

Luther Younger is a testament to the power of true love.

Luther’s wife Waverlee was diagnosed with a brain tumor several years ago and occasionally spends time at the local hospital receiving treatment.

While she’s away, Luther walks three miles each way from their home in Rochester, New York to spend time with her.


"I got a wife. I don't want to wait on the bus. I want to go up there to see my wife," he said during an interview.

A former Marine and Vietnam veteran, Luther says he often turns down rides to and from the hospital, much to the chagrin of his other family members. But that determination has made him into a viral sensation.

"She's the best cup of tea I ever had," he said of his wife. "She would come in and kiss me and say baby and feed me in the bed and this is what I need right here."

His daughter created a GoFundMe campaign to help pay for her mother’s medical bills -- and to pay for occasional rides home for her dad -- even if he’s unlikely to take her up on that offer.

"People tell me to act my age — yeah, right. They're jealous because I don't drink, I don't smoke, because it's no good. I wouldn't be here [if I did]," he told CBS in an interview.

His daughter Lutheta said her parents have moved in with her and the family so they can help take care of them. And while she's asking for financial help for her mother's medical bills, her dad's unusual determination is not one of necessity.

"I can drive him," she said. "He just doesn’t want to wait; he’s impatient."

Lutheta Younger

It’s amazing for anyone at age 99 to be alive, let alone walking that kind of distance every day. But in her story on Luther, reporter Caitlin O’Kane offered some insights into Luther’s truly unique style:

He dropped to the floor and started doing perfect pushups. Then he popped up, slung a backpack over his shoulder and said, "Let's go." He told me his daughter thinks he's too hyper, and acknowledged that he probably is.

He warned me I would have to keep up with him, and I was sure that I could. I wasn't prepared for a man in his 90s to start running, but he did — several times. I started running behind him, trying to keep up as he led the way through the suburban streets.

A few days after the story ran, Luther’s daughter reported that her mom had once again returned home from the hospital.

She still reportedly has sizable medical bills to pay, though there has been a surge of support through her crowdfunding campaign.

In the meantime, maybe her dad can slow down a bit and catch his breath, but we wouldn’t bet on it.

When "bobcat" trended on Twitter this week, no one anticipated the unreal series of events they were about to witness. The bizarre bobcat encounter was captured on a security cam video and...well...you just have to see it. (Read the following description if you want to be prepared, or skip down to the video if you want to be surprised. I promise, it's a wild ride either way.)

In a North Carolina neighborhood that looks like a present-day Pleasantville, a man carries a cup of coffee and a plate of brownies out to his car. "Good mornin!" he calls cheerfully to a neighbor jogging by. As he sets his coffee cup on the hood of the car, he says, "I need to wash my car." Well, shucks. His wife enters the camera frame on the other side of the car.

So far, it's just about the most classic modern Americana scene imaginable. And then...

A horrifying "rrrrawwwww!" Blood-curdling screaming. Running. Panic. The man abandons the brownies, races to his wife's side of the car, then emerges with an animal in his hands. He holds the creature up like Rafiki holding up Simba, then yells in its face, "Oh my god! It's a bobcat! Oh my god!"

Then he hucks the bobcat across the yard with all his might.

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Since March of 2020, over 29 million Americans have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to the CDC. Over 540,000 have died in the United States as this unprecedented pandemic has swept the globe. And yet, by the end of 2020, it looked like science was winning: vaccines had been developed.

In celebration of the power of science we spoke to three people: an individual, a medical provider, and a vaccine scientist about how vaccines have impacted them throughout their lives. Here are their answers:

John Scully, 79, resident of Florida

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When John Scully was born, America was in the midst of an epidemic: tens of thousands of children in the United States were falling ill with paralytic poliomyelitis — otherwise known as polio, a disease that attacks the central nervous system and often leaves its victims partially or fully paralyzed.

"As kids, we were all afraid of getting polio," he says, "because if you got polio, you could end up in the dreaded iron lung and we were all terrified of those." Iron lungs were respirators that enclosed most of a person's body; people with severe cases often would end up in these respirators as they fought for their lives.

John remembers going to see matinee showings of cowboy movies on Saturdays and, before the movie, shorts would run. "Usually they showed the news," he says, "but I just remember seeing this one clip warning us about polio and it just showed all these kids in iron lungs." If kids survived the iron lung, they'd often come back to school on crutches, in leg braces, or in wheelchairs.

"We all tried to be really careful in the summer — or, as we called it back then, 'polio season,''" John says. This was because every year around Memorial Day, major outbreaks would begin to emerge and they'd spike sometime around August. People weren't really sure how the disease spread at the time, but many believed it traveled through the water. There was no cure — and every child was susceptible to getting sick with it.

"We couldn't swim in hot weather," he remembers, "and the municipal outdoor pool would close down in August."

Then, in 1954 clinical trials began for Dr. Jonas Salk's vaccine against polio and within a year, his vaccine was announced safe. "I got that vaccine at school," John says. Within two years, U.S. polio cases had dropped 85-95 percent — even before a second vaccine was developed by Dr. Albert Sabin in the 1960s. "I remember how much better things got after the vaccines came out. They changed everything," John says.

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