We live in a busy world filled with our careers, housework, and kids and can all be a little guilty of taking our loved one for granted from time to time. Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a day where love rules all and we let our significant other know just how much they mean to us.
For others, it’s a stark reminder that their loved one is no longer with them.
Chasidy Gwaltney was eating Valentine’s Day lunch at a Corpus Christi, Texas restaurant when she noticed a man sitting nearby.
He was crying as he sat across from some cards, a glass of wine, and his wife’s ashes. He was holding tissues to his eyes, clearly missing the love of his life on this special day. Chasidy snapped a photo of the heartbreaking moment and captioned it with a message about not taking those dear to us for granted.
You know? We are all guilty of taking our other half for granted from time to time. We may forget to give a goodbye…
“This picture speaks loudly and it may hurt your heart as it has mine. This man looks like he’s spending Valentine’s Day alone at first glance but that is actually his wife in that very beautiful bottle sitting on the table,” she posted on Facebook.
“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…
“Please love your sweetheart while you have the opportunity, you never know what tomorrow will bring or take away,” she wrote.
Thankfully, there are a lot of caring people out there who take those opportunities to share their own messages of love with the sick patients at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Each year, the hospital receives 1,000 Valentine’s from strangers looking to brighten the day of a sick kid. However, this year, the hospital received over 270,000 and the reactions from the children and their parents are priceless!
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Whether you spent Feb. 14th with your loved one, their memory, or with a stranger who needed to feel special, we hope you had a beautiful day and remember to spread love all year long!
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