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Recent Widower Moved To Buy Lovers Dinner

I wanted to make myself feel good

letter to couple

Romantics at heart, get your hankies ready. In a story from our own backyard, a 65-year-old man from Barrie paid it forward by picking up the dinner tab of a loved up couple.

According to an article in Today, recently widowed Lee Ballantyne scribbled an explanation for his generous gesture on a napkin:

"You don’t know me," read his note, "but my beautiful wife of 43 years died last week. Tonight I dined alone for the first time. You remind me of us many years ago. Please allow me to buy your dinner. It will put a smile on Carol’s face and make me happy… for now."

Ballantyne then asked the server at Cicco to charge the couple's bill to his credit card and pass on his note. Needless to say, restaurant workers were moved to tears. 

But this incredible story doesn't end there. The couple managed to track down the benefactor. Not only did the man thank Ballantyne and express his condolences over the phone, he also offered to treat him to dinner some time.  
Ballantyne says he takes comfort in the fact that, due to his simple gesture, millions of people now know a little bit about his late wife, Carol, who recently died of cancer.
Another moving random act of kindness.