Read the heartbreaking note left with a rose by the side of a lake


There are few sadder things then people dying, particularly if they leave behind loved ones.

Everyone deals with grief differently. Sometimes, little gestures can help people to gain closure.

An online post by Bishop Vesey's Grammar School Rowing Club in the Midlands has been gaining attention online for being both heart-warming and heart-breaking in equal measure.

The rowing club tweeted a photograph of a note left behind by an anonymous person, which 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 x

Accompanying the note was a single red rose. The rowing club uploaded a photograph of both, with another of the rose floating in the water, showing that they’d completed the note’s request.

Given that most people have someone close to them who has passed away, the note struck a chord with Twitter users.

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