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Widow Leaves Behind a Rose and Note for a Rowing Coach. Here’s How He Honored Her Request.

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On Thursday of last week, Ian Bousfield, the rowing coach for Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School Rowing Club discovered something unusual and quite unexpected as he arrived for practice at Powell’s Pool located in Birmingham, England.

It was a rose and a note stuck to a chain link fence. The note contained the heartbreaking request of a widow who desperately desired to do something special for her deceased husband, but ran into a bit of a problem.

How this rowing coach responded is just wonderful.

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The note read: “Please, can someone throw this into the lake for me? My late-husband’s ashes are in the lake and I can’t get to the lakeside in my wheelchair anymore [and] gates are locked. Have to drive back up north tonight. Thank you.”

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Accompanying the note was a full red rose.

The man who found the note, Bishop Vesey’s geography teacher and head of rowing, Ian Bousfield, told The Daily Wire that the note was “wedged into the handle” of the “metal gate that leads to our boathouse.”

Bousfield says he was touched by the request: “It was very heart wrenching when I saw it initially, and I was more than happy to fulfill the person’s wishes.”

“I’m very grateful for everyone’s kind comments on twitter,” he said, adding, “It’s very uplifting, and I have read them all.”

Here are some of the Twitter responses the picture and tweet have received:

The tweet has now received over 153,000 likes and has been retweeted more than 43,000 times with 1,300 replies. While the person has yet to be identified, there’s little doubt that whoever she is, she’s probably well aware of the kindness of this stranger who went out of his way to help her honor her husband’s memory.

Source: Daily Wire

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