Beachgoers help man with dementia fulfill wish of riding a wave one last time

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Beachgoers in North Carolina helped make a difference in an elderly man's life Wednesday.

In a post to Twitter, Ryan Giancola said his group was approached by an elderly woman at the beach. She asked if they could help her husband fulfill his wish of riding a wave one last time.

"She said that he is suffering from dementia and most likely has a year to live," Giancola wrote.

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The group obliged and can be seen in the video getting the man prepared to catch an incoming wave. The group cheered when he succeeded.

"What and amazing experience and on my birthday none the less!" Giancola wrote.