Hope you have tissues nearby.
The Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School rowing club found a rose attached to the locked gate at a nearby lake, with the most heartbreaking note accompanying it.
“Please can someone throw this in the lake for me?” the note says. “My late husband’s ashes are in the lake and I can’t get to the lakeside in my wheelchair anymore + gates are locked — have to drive back up north tonight. Thank you.”
The rowing club made sure that the rose was united with the person’s husband.
“No name or number left but whoever you are, rest assured your rose is in place in the middle of the lake,” the club tweeted.
It’s pretty damn heartwarming.
Twitter users were glad to see that there was still some hope in the world.
Faith in humanity – restored ❤
— Mouth of Sauron (@simon_lindsell) October 18, 2018
I hope that this woman knows that her message went viral, and is being appreciated in the United States. Love, condolences, and many thanks to the people who shared this bit of humanity. We are better people for sharing this.
— AtléticaDeNuevaYork (@nyc_atm) October 18, 2018
Some, though, wished that the widow didn’t have to leave the note at all.
There are ways to make places in nature accessible to us too without having a negative effect on the local environment before I get people misunderstanding my point.
— Roo Bernascone♿🌈 (@roo_b_arts) October 20, 2018
This person should have been able to leave the rose for their husband themselves. Not hope a stranger would take pity on them and do an act of memorial and grief they were trying to do for them.
— Aleksei Vampire-tín ⚰️ ♿ (@ai_valentin) October 20, 2018
Hopefully the person who left the rose knows that it made its way home.