I guess we're not all bad. Radio hosts, that is. The biggest of kudos goes out to BBC Solent radio host Alex Dyke, who took a call the other morning, and did the nicest thing.

Bill Palmer called into BBC Radio Solent in Southhampton, UK because he just wanted someone to talk to. The 95-year-old man’s wife had to go into a nursing home recently, and he had no one at home to keep him company. Radio host Alex Dyke suggested they talk in person, and sent a taxi to Palmer’s house to pick him up and bring him to the studio.

When Palmer shared his story with listeners, the phones lines “lit up” — as they say in the radio biz — and the gentleman had plenty of new friends wanting to talk to him.

One caller offered to round up a ukulele band to play music for Palmer and several asked the station to give him a weekly slot on the air.

Palmer was overwhelmed by the outpouring of kindness, and while listeners couldn’t see the smile on his face in the studio, they sure heard it in his voice on the air.

Well done, Alex.

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