"Pawpaw sat and ate with mawmaw": Grandpa Eats Dinner Alone By Late Wife's Memorial At Granddaughter's Wedding

"Pawpaw sat and ate with mawmaw": Grandpa Eats Dinner Alone By Late Wife's Memorial At Granddaughter's Wedding

An image shared by a bride showed her grandfather eating dinner alongside a memorial of his wife. The tweet touched the hearts of people all over the internet.

Your loved one will always be close to your heart no matter where they are. Even if death has taken them away from you, your love for them will remain constant and true. Some love stories are truly magical in that sense. A recent Twitter post shared by a user showed a grandfather eating dinner alone by his late wife's memorial during the wedding of his granddaughter.

According to the New York Post, Sahrah Elswick from West Virginia who tied the knot to her love Zachery posted a picture of her grandfather having dinner. While all the other guests were seated for their dinner, the elderly man found himself a very comfortable place. He sat next to his wife's memorial and shared the joy of the moment with her who passed away years ago. Sahrah posted the touching image on Twitter with the caption, "Pawpaw sat and ate with mawmaw today at my wedding."


The emotional photo which went viral showed her grandfather whom she endearingly calls "Pawpaw eating dinner at his wife's decorated memorial chair that featured photographs of her grandmother. The chair also had a framed message that read “We know you would be here today if heaven wasn’t so far away.” 

The picture which broke the internet was shared 18K times and obtained over 1M likes. People who related to the heart wrecking image did not keep away from commenting on it. While some expressed their emotions on seeing the image, others appreciated the granddaughter for capturing the beautiful sight. “Your wedding was beautiful and this was the sweetest thing I’ve ever witnessed. I’m glad we captured this moment and I’m sorry she couldn’t physically be there with you on your big day, but she was definitely there,” said one user.


Another user opened up about the loss they had to undergo in their life. “This is beautiful but also I could cry. One of the main reasons I’ve been so hesitant to actually go through a wedding is because my dad won’t be there to walk me down the aisle or give me away or do a father-daughter dance. It makes me so sad. Glad you could have her there somehow.”

Some users shared similar experiences and stories. "My nan passed away 3 years ago, and at my aunt's wedding over New year's, there was a table set up for her next to the main table. My grandad stared at it for a good 10 minutes and kissed her portrait. I hope you had a wonderful wedding and I'm sure she was so proud," said a user.


The tweet has captured the attention of people just because it portrayed a love that was real and pure which is hard to find these days.