Most of today’s news is about war,crime, and death. There is more bickering about that which divides us rather than focusing on stories that make us feel good. Once in a while, a story comes along that truly melts your heart.
The St. Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds, England received a donation that had an extra touch of sentimentality. An anonymous donor dropped off a small collection of clothes, and among the clothes was a beautiful wedding dress woven in the 1950’s.
While the dress itself was a heartwarming donation on its own, it is the note inside that made people all over the world take interest.
The anonymous man included a note written in an untidy scroll that read:
“I wish any lady who takes this dress to have a life with her loved one. 56 Years like I did. Happy years. I was a lucky man to marry a lady like mine.”
This brought tears to virtually the entire staff at St. Gemma’s. They were inspired by this act so much that they have tried to track down the donor via Social Media. They got a volunteer to pose in the dress and shared the picture they took to see if anyone recognized the dress.
So far, there has been no luck in identifying the owner. While the world may not know this man’s name, it does know that he was a man who possessed a love for his wife that seems to be only found in fairy tales.