Even when he has lunch by himself, he never dines alone.
A loving husband headed to a California In-N-Out Burger last week for a date with his wife, who died five years ago. He propped up a framed photo of his love and enjoyed a burger with his late sweetheart.
Twitter user Madina Bashizadah snapped a photo of the date.
"Oh my god I just died!!! He has a picture of his wife with him as he eats! I love him I love love," she wrote.
Bashizadah then got up to ask him about the photo, she told the Huffington Post.
"We found out that she was his sweetheart, his wife who passed away five years ago," she said.
The two met when they were 17 years old — just before he went to war. They lost contact, but he never stopped thinking about her.
Ten years later he told his story of lost love to a barber in California. The barber through the story sounded familiar, so he called his daughter — who immediately recognized the man as the war-bound solider she met a decade ago.
The two were quickly married and stayed together until her death 55 years later, Bashizadah said.
"He takes her photo everywhere," she said. "Goes to show you true love does exist."
The man left the user with a few lessons on love and life.
"People are like candles. At any moment a breeze can blow it out, so enjoy the light while you have it," he told the diner.“
He continued: "Tell your wife that you love her every day. And be sure to ask her, 'Have I told you that I love you lately?'