94-Year-Old Woman Purchases 5 Seconds of Commercial Time to Air Three-Word Message on TV

94-Year-Old Woman Purchases 5 Seconds of Commercial Time to Air Three-Word Message on TV

A 94-year-old Tennessee woman completed her bucket list after recently purchasing five seconds of ad time on her local television station to broadcast a simple three-word message: “love one another.”

WSMV Channel 4

Shirley Batchelder, a 94-year-old resident at Steeple Chase Manor Retirement home in Franklin, Tennessee, had been crossing off items from her bucket list for years. Airing that message was the last thing remaining.

“I said there is one thing,” Shirley Batchelder told WSMV-TV. “I want to put an ad on television.”

The widow was previously married for 57 years and reflected on her years of life with the local news station. She spoke fondly of her husband.

“He was dark, curly hair, handsome as can be,” she said.

Batchelder’s said it’s up for the audience to choose how to act on her message, but felt it was an important idea to spread.

“Love one another,” she said. “Love one another.”

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