It's just an ordinary answering machine message.
"Sorry, at the moment Stan and Ruby are not available. But if you please leave your phone number and your name after the tone, we will get back to you as soon as possible."
But to Stan Beaton of West Yorkshire, England, who lost his wife Ruby 12 years ago to stomach cancer, it wasn't an ordinary answering machine message: It was the last link he had to her voice, one he listened to frequently for years.
"Any time I felt low, I knew I always had her voice near," he told the Daily Mail.
Then came an upgrade by his phone service, Virgin Mobile, and the message he'd been promised would never be erased — was.
But in this digital age, what is lost can sometimes be found again. Virgin Mobile assigned nearly a dozen employees to sift through thousands of messages over three days, until they actually found Beaton's precious needle in a haystack.
"That's her," he says as the message begins playing in the video. "Wonderful. Wonderful. Absolutely marvelous.
"It's just a wonderful, wonderful sound that I thought was lost forever," he said. "[Virgin] has made this old age pensioner extremely happy."
Now that's customer service.