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Granddaughter captures moment her grandfather sings love song to his dying wife of 73 years

Howard serenades his wife of 73 years Laura Credit: Erin Solari/YouTube

An emotional video of a 92-year-old man singing a love song to his dying wife has been captured by their granddaughter.

Erin Solari posted the tender moment Howard sang Rosemary Clooney's version of You'll Never Know to his 93-year-old wife Laura online.

The video of the couple, who have been married for 73 years, has since been viewed more than 3.5 million times, with many thanking Erin for sharing the special moment.

Erin, who lives in New Orleans in the US, said: "I was lucky enough to capture this precious, heart-melting moment between the two of them.

"Howard (Grandpa) is singing to her their love song, the song that comforted her when he went away to fight in World War II."

She explains that the couple were known to sing the song together at family gatherings but her grandmother, who has been diagnosed with macular degeneration, is now too weak to sing the song.

"As of this posting my beautiful Grandma Laura Virginia is still with us resting peacefully at home, Erin adds.

"Our family along with the wonderful people from the hospice are taking care of her and making sure she remains as pain-free and comfortable as possible while she prepares for her nearing departure."