It's never easy dining out alone -- but one man has found the perfect, sweetest way to ensure he never feels lonely.
Twitter user Madina Bashizadah posted this heartbreaking picture earlier this week of an older widower having a meal at In-N-Out Burger -- with a photo of his late wife next to him.
Oh my god I just died!!! He has a picture of his wife with him as he eats! I love him I love love 😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/c9t0qKJfEi
— ℳadi ℬash (@Maaadina) October 22, 2014
"The older gentleman was sitting down enjoying his meal and I noticed that he had a photo with him," Bashizadah told The Huffington Post in an email. "Automatically, I assumed she wasn't here with us and I started tearing up because it was such a beautiful moment but heartbreaking at the same time."
Other diners kept approaching the older man, asking him about the photo and "with everyone who approached he was happy and excited to talk about her."
We found out that she was his sweetheart, his wife who passed away 5 years ago. They met at 17 but the war had kept them apart. He had searched for her for 10 years and one day as he was telling his barber the story, the barber calls his daughter in and it ends up being her. They were married instantly and it lasted for 55 years until she passed. He takes her photo everywhere. 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. Goes to show you true love does exist.
A love story for the ages.