He Appears To Be Eating Out Alone. But When I Looked Again, My Heart Crushed.

A woman snapped a picture of a man eating alone while at an In-and-Out Burger, which isn’t too uncommon, but he had something with him on the table that’s catching peoples’ attention.

According to TheBlaze, Madina Bashizadah’s attention was caught when she noticed a picture the man had sitting on the table in front of him while he ate, and it’s something he apparently brings out with him every time he dines.



Bashizadah explained the photo in more detail in an email to the Huffington Post.

“The older gentleman was sitting down enjoying his meal and I noticed that he had a photo with him,” she said. “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.”

Apparently, Bashizadah wasn’t the only one who spoke with the man. With each diner who approached him, “he was happy and excited to talk about her.”

She explained the full story behind the man and his wife’s long-time marriage:

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.


With the constant barrage of bad news and negativity, it’s refreshing to see an uplifting story such as this. Make sure you share this with your friends and family so they can get a breath of fresh air as well.


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