A recent widower took an opportunity to "pay it forward" when he dined alone for the first time since his wife's death. If this doesn't make your day, nothing will.

The note, left by a man named Lee, reads:

Hi! You don't know me but my beautiful wife of 43 years died last week. Tonight I dined alone for the first time.You remind me of us many years ago. Please allow me to buy your dinner! Enjoy! It will put a smile on Carol's face and make me happy...for now. Happy new year!

What a touching gesture.

A simple 'pay it forward' accompanied his signature, which we're hoping this couple does.

[via Reddit]