Sunday Smile: Man Surprises Wife Of 33 Years At Airport With ‘What A Wonderful World’ Trumpet Serenade
He is, indeed, a keeper!
Ed Zamora, a retired band director, welcome his wife back home from a trip abroad, in a special way.
He used his trumpet to serenade his wife of 33 years, Melody Chatelle, by playing, “What a Wonderful World,” at the baggage claim area at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas.
This song was Melody’s mother’s favorite, who sadly passed away in 1999.
“We played it at her service, and whenever we hear it, we think of her,” Zamora said to TODAY.com. “We’ve traveled all over the world and every time we go someplace, someone is playing that song. It’s become our song.”
Ed said his wife never heard the song while she was away in Spain two weeks ago. Instead, he played it for her when she returned.
It was a special moment for Chatelle since her husband never plays the trumpet that much anymore. Before she arrived home she found out her father’s health was failing.
“So we went straight from the airport to my dad’s bedside, and to have heard that song when I did, I was just floored. I was so touched,” Chatelle said. “He gave us something to smile about.”
She added, “One of the takeaways is still be open to surprises after 33 years of marriage.” “For my husband to show up at the airport and do what he did was such a loving gesture.”