Far too many times you hear horror stories about things that people experience while they are dining out at their favorite restaurants. Whether it is people leaving nasty notes for their waiter or waitress instead of a tip, finding disgusting things left in their food, or even people dining and dashing. Those stories stick with you and make you question what has happened in this world to get to that point.
Long ago are the days of people showing kindness and compassion for others especially when they are in a rush or they are frustrated by their experience.
Every once in a while you are fortunate enough to hear stories of kind acts that have been done for others, like when Chrissy Teigan left a $1,000 tip while dining at Outback Steakhouse back in November 2017. Or even people paying it forward and paying for someone’s meal.
But this story tops everything you have ever heard, good or bad. For one Texas woman, she just experienced the most unforgettable thing while eating lunch on Valentine’s Day.
Grab a tissue and cue the tears…
According to Pix 11, CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A heartbreaking photo shows a man eating lunch on Valentine’s Day with the ashes of his wife sitting across the table from him in a Texas restaurant, according to a woman’s Facebook post.
The man is seen crying with a napkin pushed against his eyes. The table is set with two plates, two sets of silverware and two glasses of wine.
Chasidy Gwaltney snapped the picture and posted it on social media Wednesday afternoon.
You know? We are all guilty of taking our other half for granted from time to time. We may forget to give a goodbye…
“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,” Gwaltney wrote. “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.”
She ended the post with a reminder to “love your sweetheart while you have the opportunity.”
The post has been shared more than 340,000 times as of Thursday evening.
This is the most heartbreaking yet heartwarming story that I have heard in a long time. This man’s actions were simple yet they showed so much love and the heartbreak he was experiencing because his loved one was no longer with him in person. It has left the woman who posted it on social media and everyone that has seen it with the reminder that you need to cherish your loved ones because you never know when they won’t be here with you anymore.