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Some senior citizens in Albany got a pleasant surprise this Valentine's Day.

Walter Petruska and his wife delivered 120 valentines to residents at Palmyra Nursing Center.

Children from Gillionville Baptist Church and Amazing Grace Baptist Church made the valentines to help brighten the day for seniors.

"[For] a lot of them, I know like my dad, sometimes I can only get here once a week," said Petruska. And I know a lot of them don't get a lot of visitors. And so when we come up here we just try to give them a smile and just let them know that somebody is thinking about them and loves them."

This year he doubled the number of valentines collected. He hopes next year to have enough valentines for every resident, and encourages others to give to seniors who might not have family nearby.

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