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This 'Humans of Dublin' Picture Is The Sweetest Thing You'll See Today

By seank

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am

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'Humans of Dublin' has posted this picture on Facebook of an elderly gentleman in Dun Laoghaire harbour and it's heartbreakingly sweet.

The Facebook group, which was inspired by the incredibly popular 'Humans of New York,' came across this elderly gentleman on a bench at Dun Laoghaire harbour where he told this emotional story.

In the back garden we used to grow tomato plants, but she died about 18 months ago so I stopped growing them. She was a month younger than me, and I was already surprised that she passed away before me, so I was just waiting for my turn. A few months later my neighbors arrived with a box of tomato plants, about 12 little sprouts, and he said they're not giving up on me. I was looking down at these little sprouts and thinking how the hell I’m going to plant them if I can’t even bend down anymore. Anyway, I thought I'd give it a try! I spend half the day in the glasshouse planting them. They're about 16 inches high now, and the tomatoes are beautiful on them. I started to grow these new ones as well, what do you call them? Cherry tomatoes...

To be honest with you, I didn't think I'd see Dun Laoghaire harbour again, but my son and his wife forced me out here. They went for a walk, but they bought me a tea and an ice cream, and now that I'm here, I feel happy.

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