At 82 years old, Charles "La La" Evans has a profound story of enduring love and unending joy.
Charles has turned his home into a museum, featuring nothing but pictures of his wife from the 59 years they were together. It's his way of honoring her memory and their time together.
But there isn't a sad bone in his body, instead he sings, laughs, dances, and enjoys every bit of life.
It had such an impact that the band MUTEMATH featured Charles and his home in their newest music video "Monument"
Just one month before their 60th anniversary, Charles wife passed away, but not before sharing a final moment of love and appreciation.
Charles recognized that his wife may not make it through the night, but even in their final moments they cherished their lives together with a few simple words. With her last breathe she simply smiled, and calmy said "I love you".
In an interview on the Ellen Degeneras show, he retells the story and what those words really meant to him.
But what's so deeply moving is what Charles says at the very end of the interview, it is absolutely heart-warming but sad at the same time.
Also, be sure to watch the music video that Charles and his home were featured in. It captures the pure joy that this man carries with him in every sense of his being. Definitely worth a watch.
We feel so fortunate to have met Charles "LaLa" Evans when we did. He is the living embodiment of not only our song "Monument," but everything we aspired to write about for this whole new album. We are so honored that he allowed us the opportunity to share his simple yet profound story of an enduring love through our song's music video. It's the first time we've ever attempted anything like this, but we felt like this was a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a documentary-style music video highlighting the life of a very special soul who might not have otherwise had their story told. We sincerely hope you enjoy and are able to take away the same joy and inspiration that we were upon getting to meet this wonderful man.