Upon first glance, Chasidy Gwaltney thought she was simply witnessing a man spending Valentine's Day alone at a restaurant in Corpus Christi, TX — until she noticed two glasses of wine and the bottle of ashes sitting across the table. Along with a heart-shattering photo of the grieving man, Chasidy shared an important reminder that everyone needs to hear, whether they have a partner or not.
"You know? We are all guilty of taking our other half for granted from time to time," she wrote. "We may forget to give a goodbye kiss, say 'I love you,' or just be so caught up in what we are doing at the moment that we don't notice the very little things that mean so much to our special someone. I saw something today that has made me remember that we won't always have each other to hold, talk to, love, play with, or even just aggravate every now and then."
The heartbreaking photo has sparked commenters on the post to share their own stories about lost partners, while others felt inspired to tag their partners to express their love for them.
"This picture speaks loudly and it may hurt your heart as it has mine," Chasidy continued. She ended her post with a simple request: "Please love your sweetheart while you have the opportunity, you never know what tomorrow will bring or take away!"