AN 81-year-old Italian man was spotted serenading his wife of 47 years beneath her hospital window.
Stefano Bozzini, who was unable to visit his wife Carla due to Covid-19 restrictions, decided that rules weren't going to stand in the way of the love he and Carla share.
On Sunday, Stefano grabbed his accordion and sat in the courtyard of the hospital in Castel San Giovanni - a small town in the north of Italy - and played his wife a love-song.
"I did it for Carla - to show her how much I love her and to thank her for all she has given me," Bozzini said.
"I wasn't able to see her in hospital and so went to the courtyard with the accordion - my heart told me to go. After she heard the music she looked out of the window, so at least I got to see her."
Stefano played her 'Spanish Eyes' by Engelbert Humperdinck.
"She was so in love with that song, I play it all the time at home," he said. "I played others that everyone knows, one song after the other, I didn't stop. A lot of the sick people in the hospital were looking out of their windows."
Carla, 74, was in hospital for 10 days, carrying out tests for a suspected cancer, but was discharged on Monday, the day after she was serenaded.
"They offered to bring her home in an ambulance. I said no, I'm coming to get her straightaway. We're by each other’s side all the time. The illness she has is very serious and will now need treatment in a specialist hospital."