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This Beautiful Note Was Left By A Grieving Widower Hoping To Pay For A Young Couple's Meal

Lee Ballantyne's only request was that the couple pay it forward.

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Hi!You don't know me but my beautiful wife of 43 years died last week. Tonight I dined alone for the first time. You remind me of us many years ago. Please allow me to buy your dinner. Enjoy! It will put a smile on Carol's face and make me happy… for now. Happy new year! Lee B.Pay it forward.

He also recently wrote about the speed at which his father's note travelled around the web, writing "the messages I've received, either through the comments section of the various news sites or here on my blog, have been uplifting."

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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