How was your Valentine’s Day celebration? While many received flowers, chocolates, and gifts from their partners as well as enjoyed dinner dates and other special treats, others didn’t get anything – and didn’t even hear a greeting from their loved ones!
But here’s a reminder for us to appreciate the people that we have in our lives, before it is too late…
Chasidy Gwaltney witnessed a heartbreaking ‘dinner date’ last Valentine’s Day between a widower and his late wife’s ashes. She was so deeply touched by the moment that she shared a photo of the old man who appears to be crying at the table.
“You know? We are all guilty of taking our other half for granted from time to time. We may forget to give a goodbye kiss, say I love you or just be so caught up in what we are doing at the moment that we don’t notice the very little things that mean so much to our special someone.
I saw something today that has made me remember that we won’t always have each other to hold, talk to, love, play with or even just aggravate every now and then.”
At first glance, you might not see anything different with this picture. It was a photo of an elderly gentleman at a table set for two. We’ve seen a lot of moments like this or have experienced that while waiting for our date or if our date just went to the toilet or something but according to Chasidy, the reason why the old man was alone was sadder.
“This picture speaks loudly and it may hurt your heart as it has mine. This man looks like he is spending Valentine’s Day alone at first glance but that is actually his wife in that very beautiful bottle sitting on the table.
Apparently his love for her was and still is very strong as he takes her ashes out for a Valentine’s lunch date together. He even bought her a glass of wine…”
This revelation broke so many hearts on the internet that this poignant photo would quickly go viral. Within just 2 days, the post has been liked by over 575k people and got close to 500k shares.
The comments were heartbreaking, with many people tagging their loved ones and promising to do better next time. Many also expressed how they can easily relate with the post, feeling empty now that their loved ones were gone but also somewhat guilty that they never spent enough time together…