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´You remind me of us many years ago´:
Widower buys young couple dinner
and leaves touching note explaining
how they remind him of his wife
of 43 years who died of cancer

Daily Mail (UK), by David McCormack

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/12/2014 4:28:18 PM

A grieving man recently widowed was so moved by seeing a young couple enjoying each other´s company while out dining on Tuesday that he paid for their meal in a very generous ‘pay it forward’ gesture. The heart-warming incident happened at an unnamed restaurant in Barrie, Ontario, where Lee Ballantyne was dining alone for the first time since his wife Carol had passed away from cancer on December 30. As Lee watched the young couple and reflected on his 43 years of marriage he was so inspired that he wrote the couple a touching note on a napkin and paid

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jasmine, 1/12/2014 5:16:38 PM     (No. 9689532)

Beautiful story about a man with a beautiful heart. Thank you for sharing.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pros7767, 1/12/2014 5:20:06 PM     (No. 9689534)

Why is everyone always so cynical that they claim the story is fake?

Agree #1, it is a beautiful story. I know his wife is smiling.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Megrits, 1/12/2014 5:29:55 PM     (No. 9689538)

It is a very sweet story. It happened in the UK.

Since the horror of NoCare here in the US, I wonder if there´s not some kind of penalty tax imposed upon people of such generosity and goodwill, and to be fair, a tax on the recipient also.

Nothing, I tell you, NOTHING would surprise me anymore.

Still, a sweet, kind gesture.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: patpgmr, 1/12/2014 6:17:50 PM     (No. 9689572)

#3, it happened in Ontario, Canada, not in the UK. He did a lovely thing, and I hope his wife is smiling.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Megrits, 1/12/2014 6:36:26 PM     (No. 9689590)

Thank you poster #4. Right church, wrong pew.

And yes, it was a very kind gesture, no doubt, his wife is smiling, ok?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 1/12/2014 7:51:55 PM     (No. 9689643)

What a wonderful story...there are kind people in the world.

Just before Christmas we were in the drive-thru at Burger King. We ordered our standard 2 Whoppers for $4 because we have had to "eat cheap" for the last 4 years.

When we got to the window the girl told us that the car ahead of us had paid for our lunch.

That person will NEVER know what he did for us that day. After fighting for 4 years we had lost our house and it was auctioned just days before. We were in the depths of the depths.

THANK YOU to that person in the little "salt covered" Toyota. What may have seemed a small gesture to you meant the WORLD to us.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: WIBadger, 1/12/2014 8:18:18 PM     (No. 9689664)

I suspect the idiots who doubted this story haven´t the faintest clue. I bet that another motivation for Mr Ballantyne´s generosity was to do something that would make him feel better if only for a little while. Anyone who has lost a loved one understands this.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/13/2014 1:18:40 AM     (No. 9689857)

Couldn´t get the article to open.
What a wonderful gesture. Random acts of kindness never hurt anyone and it doesn´t always involve money. I try to do one good deed every time I leave home.

#6 Sorry you lost your home and for fighting the good fight for so long. G-d bless you.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Smart11344, 1/13/2014 12:41:43 PM     (No. 9690318)

If this story doesn´t warm your heart you must be a far lefty progressive.

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