Just months after his father’s death, a son discovered a heartwarming message while dismantling one of his old workbenches. The son shared the emotional love letter penned from his father to his mother, which quickly went viral on the popular image sharing website Imgur.
Imgur user ButAnywayHeresWonderwall shared a touching discovery found within his father’s old workbench. He explained that his father had passed away just a couple months prior at the age of 51 due to a ruptured artery. While taking apart the workbench, he found a secret letter that had been written in marker on the wood.
The note reads: “I love you Becca. Whatever day this is, I hope it’s a good one. God truly answered my prayers the day he gave me you. I know that these days are the best I’ll ever have, and I’m glad you’re in them. I’m not sure if you’ll ever see this, but if you do, just know that I love you very much. If there is one thing [I] want in this life, it is to be as good as you are to me. If I can do that, I’ll be the happiest man alive.”
According to ButAnywayHeresWonderall, his father had built the workbench when his mother got into metal engraving. Had he taken the workbench apart, the heart wrenching letter may have never been unearthed.
After uploading his father’s workbench love letter to Imgur, the post was quick to make the Internet swoon. Receiving over 800,000 views and hundreds of comments in just a matter of days, Mason’s letter ended up reaching much more than just his wife, warming the hearts of all who read the romantic note.
With the Imgur post going viral, many reached out to ButAnywayHeresWonderwall offering their condolences and kindly asking if they can help in any way. However, the user explained that he solely wanted the letter to help promote this kind of connection between others. “Thanks for the love guys,” ButAnywayHeresWonderwall added to the post. “You don’t have to send me anything. I only ask that you love one another so there can be peace. Leave the world better than you found it.”
Considering the untimely and unexpected nature of Mason’s passing, this secret letter undoubtedly provided the grieving family with a sense of comfort during such a difficult time. Many used the post to share their own stories of loss and discovery while the rest of Imgur praised the romantic notion of the letter. While Mason could have only hoped that his wife would eventually see his message, he had no idea how many others it would touch in the end.
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