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Police find lonely elderly couple crying, make them spaghetti dinner to feel better

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Posted at 3:11 PM, Aug 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 14:55:24-04

All they needed was a good spaghetti dinner and some love. 

Police in Rome, Italy, were called to the Appio area of the city after someone reported hearing crying and shouting Tuesday. That's when they met 84-year-old Jole and her 94-year-old husband, Michele, in their small apartment. 

The elderly couple didn't do anything against the law. They were just watching television when they started to cry, Rome police said. 

Jole had asked her husband why there was so much hate in the news that day, and Jole had cried so loudly that someone in the building called the police, officers said. 

The couple has been married for nearly 70 years and told officers they felt very lonely. It had been years since someone had visited them, they said. 

As they waited for an ambulance to check on the couple, police decided to do something special. One officer prepared a plate of pasta for Jole and Michele while three other officers sat down with the couple for a chat.

Rome police shared the story on their Facebook page.