A few minutes passed and the old man noticed that the young man kept staring at the roses. “Do you have a girlfriend?” the old man asked. “I do,” said the young man. “I’m going to see her right now and I’m taking her this. It’s all I can afford.” He held up a Valentine’s Day card.
The two men rode in silence for another 10 minutes. Then the old man rose to get off the bus. As he stepped out into the aisle, he suddenly placed the roses on the young man’s lap and said, “I think my wife would want you to have these. I’ll tell her I gave them to you.”
He left the bus. As the bus pulled away, the young man saw the old man cross the street and enter the gates of a cemetery.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Remember to spend time every day with family and loved ones. Be thankful for each day, as it is another opportunity to spend with the people you care most about.