A love note left at a Neath bus stop left many a passerby with a tear in their eye when they read the touching tribute from a man to his late wife. Now the mystery widower has been revealed, after his family told of his love for his wife.
Franco Gorno, 86, has been making the 100-mile round-trip from his home in Cardiff to Neath every month in memory of his wife Joan who passed away in March last year. His tributes touched the hearts of local residents after reading his letters at the bus stop where the couple first met.
– Franco Gorno
Every month or so i go there and lay flowers because it is the place that I met her. I do it because I know she is up there looking down at me.
It is quite a journey for me, don't forget I am 86.
Franco moved to Cardiff in 1950 and met Joan at the bus shelter in Neath after they were introduced by a close friend two weeks before Christmas that same year. The couple married in 1952 and went on to have four children together. They were together until Joan died last year.