Humans of New York posted this photo and passage to its Facebook page yesterday showing an older man in front of a bookstore holding a Shakespeare book of sonnets. Once the initial shock of seeing an actual bookstore wears off, the man’s story will leave you with that “just punched in the stomach” sensation people generally try to avoid.
His wife of 62 years passed away last January and he’s recently “been thinking a lot about love.” “I miss her every time I leave a movie and I can’t ask her opinion” he explains, “or every time I go to a restaurant and can’t give her a taste of my chicken. I miss her most at night.”
The post received 1.3 million likes and 259K shares but the comments, my god the comments, are where the real feels take over. People began sharing their losses of love and I’ve never needed to watch an episode of Archer — just for the laughs — with more urgency than after reading a couple of the stories.
Keep going? Alright, you asked for it.
I WARNED YOU! But seriously, enough. Go read more if you’re really that into it. I need a good laugh. And drink.