Losing a loved one is never easy, and by far, going through their things is one of the strangest parts of the grieving process. In some cases the morbid cleaning job turns into a weep fest as you come across sentimental objects and letters that signal how much love they had.
In other cases, looking through the belongings of a loved one reveals secrets they kept from everyone during their life. This of course, elicits a lot of questions that are mostly unanswerable since they're gone.
In a popular Reddit thread, people shared the most surprising things they found when going through their dead loved one's belongings.
1. From theb*tchycoworker:
Lost my dad last year. I was very surprised at how many sentimental things he kept. He wasn't a total hard ass, but I never thought of him as sentimental. He still had a letter his mother had written to him when he joined the Navy, some toys/trinkets that I gave him when I was a child.