Losing someone close to you is heart-wrenching. But every so often, the person you've lost did something special for you before dying that you don't find until much later, and it makes you happy to be reminded of them. This story is a perfect, hilarious example of that.
Firefighter Antonia Nicol, who goes by @Flaminhaystack on Twitter, sent out a tweet explaining that before her mother died, she (the mom) made sure to tell her husband to keep watering the plants in the bathroom for her. He did so dutifully, only to find out years later…they were plastic.
The full tweet reads,
Before my mum passed away, she gave my dad strict instructions to water the plants in the bathroom. He's been religiously watering them & keeping them alive. They look so amazing he decided to take them to his new home, only to discover they are plastic! Can hear my mum chuckling.
How funny and sweet that Antonia's mom did that, knowing that when he finally found out, he'd just have to laugh. In a way, it's like his wife was there all along, giggling.
The tweet quickly went viral, with over 40,000 retweets and 134,000 likes. And apparently Antonia's dad was so into the story getting big on Twitter that he went ahead and recreated the scene.
If you don't know whether to laugh or cry, go ahead and do both. We did.