Christmas can be a cripplingly lonely time for many older people.
If they’ve lost their spouses or they don’t have any family near them, the festive season is one of rumination and sadness.
Take one lonely elderly widower in Berlin.
He’s so worried about being alone at Christmas that he posted a note at his local supermarket.
‘Where can a lonely pensioner and widower find a place in a small group for Christmas?’ his note read.
A shopper called Lisa found the note pinned up at the market and was so moved that she posted it on her Facebook page.
She told Stuttgarter Nachrichten that she uploaded a picture of the note because she was afraid no one would… Read the full story