A photo of a man dining alone with a picture of his late wife went viral after one Twitter user uploaded it to the social media site.
Twitter user Madina Bashizadah posted the picture this week, which features a widower dining at In-N-Out Burger with a picture of his late wife next to him. According to Bashizadah, other diners were interested to hear his story and the man was eager to share.
“We found out that she was his sweetheart, his wife who passed away 5 years ago,” Bashizadah said. “He takes her photo everywhere.”
The man explained that he and his wife had met when he was 17, but the war had kept them apart. He searched for her for 10 years, until one day he told his barber the story and the barber revealed the woman to be his daughter. The couple got married immediately and remained together for 55 years until his wife’s death.
“On one side of the laminated photo it’s him and her sitting on a couch together and on the back it has a photo of him and her side by side when they were young,” Bashizadah wrote. “Goes to show you true love does exist.”
To date, the picture has been retweeted almost 8,000 times.