Madina said that she noticed the man seated at a nearby table, eating hismeal while staring at a framed photograph in front of him. She immediatelyinterpreted that the woman in the photo must be his deceased wife. This movedher so much that she burst into tears and couldn t bring herself to approachhim.
“When I saw him, I got very emotional and started tearing up,” she latersaid. “My best friend wanted me to talk to him but I couldn t without breakingdown.” Other diners at the restaurant, however, did pluck up the courage tospeak to the old man and ask him about the photo. He confirmed that the womanwas indeed his wife who had passed away five years ago, and he seemed excited totalk about her and share their beautiful love story .
Madina learned that the old man first met his wife when they were only 17years old. The war kept them apart for 10 years after that, but he never stoppedsearching for her. “One day as he was telling his barber about her, the barbercalls his daughter and it ends up being her,” she shared on Twitter. “They weremarried instantly and it lasted 55 years until she passed away. He takes herphoto everywhere.”
The photo has been marked as a favorite by over 13,000 people, and Madinais quite overwhelmed with the response. “I didn t think anything like that wouldever happen. I tweet everything, it s kinda like my public diary,” she said. “Sowhen I saw this, it was such a beautiful moment I was like aw, I m gonna tweetthis . Not to be cheesy, but it made me want that kinda love.”
這張照片受到瞭超過13,000人的喜愛，麥迪娜沒想到反響如此強烈。她說：“我沒想到會這樣，我在推特上什麼都發，就像我的公開日記一樣。所以我一看到這個美妙時刻，心裡就好像在說 噢，我要把這個發到網上 。說真的，這使我也想擁有那種愛情瞭。”