C'mon Get Happy: WWII Vet's Wish to Dance With Beautiful Girls!


A 92-year-old World War II veteran had one dying wish ... and a sorority at University of Southern Mississippi became his unlikely wish granter.

Paul Sonnier fought in the war and survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. Jessica Moreau is a social work intern at the hospice care service that treats Paul and got to know him after spending a lot of time with him.

One day, Paul told Jessica that his dying wish was to have one last dance with a beautiful girl and that he hoped to someday teach her how to waltz and jitterbug. Jessica promised to make that happen and then immediately started planning.

She spoke to her sisters at Phi Mu and arranged to have a dance at the hospice facility. Dozens of the girls came by to grant Paul's wish. Though he's bound to a bed, he was able to hold the girls' hands as they danced with him and ate his favorite lemon cookies. 

Paul's granddaughter Samantha Owen said, "We're super grateful, because he hasn't been out the house in so long. All these pretty women get to come around him. He gets to hand out flowers and just be himself. He hasn't been himself for a while. So, he's super happy." 

He said he was REALLY happy to get to spend time with all these beautiful women!

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