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Widower donates his wife's wedding dress to charity shop with beautiful note attached.

In news that will melt your heart…

A charity shop in the UK has taken to social media to hunt down a widower who donated his wife’s wedding dress.

The 1950’s-styled dress was handed in earlier this week with a hand-written note safety-pinned to the dress.

Before we tell you what it says, we recommend you grab a box of tissues. A BIG box.

The note reads, “I wish any lady who takes this dress to have a life with her loved one, 56 years, like I did. Happy years. I was lucky man to marry a lady like mine.”

Cue the tears. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

The charity shop run by the staff at St Gemma’s Hospice is now determined to find the beautiful romantic who wrote the note.

According to The Yorkshire Evening Post, Nicola Woodgate, communications manager for the hospice, said: “It’s gone bonkers online.

Are you tearing up yet? Images via Facebook.

“We’ve had hundreds of likes and shares on social media and have had messages from America and other places abroad to ask if they can buy it. So we thought the best thing to do was put it on our eBay account for a week.

“We knew it was something special and clearly from the reaction we’ve had, we were right.”

Don’t put the tissues away just yet – we’re not finished.

Not only does this widower leave behind an enviable legacy of Old Hollywood romance, but every penny raised in the sale of the dress will help to support the vital work of St Gemma’s Hospice.

You can keep up-to-date with the bidding on the dress by visiting ebay here.  

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