Heartbreaking photo appears to show man eating across from wife's ashes

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A Texas woman's heartbreaking Facebook post about a man who appeared to be dining at a restaurant seated across from his late wife's ashes has gone viral. 

"I saw something today that has made me remember that we won't always have each other to hold, talk to, love, play with or even just aggravate every now and then," Chasidy Gwaltney said, sharing an image of a neatly dressed man with his face buried in a folded napkin. 

The stranger appeared to be crying, or visibly upset. 

"This man looks like he is spending Valentine's Day alone at first glance, but that is actually his wife in that very beautiful bottle sitting on the table," Gwaltney said. "Apparently, his love for her was and still is very strong as he takes her ashes out for a Valentine's lunch date together. He even bought her a glass of wine."

In the Facebook post, which has garnered more than 509,000 likes, Gwaltney urged others to love one another.

"Please love your sweetheart while you have the opportunity, you never know what tomorrow will bring or take away,” she said.

As of Friday morning, Gwaltney's Facebook post has been shared more than 411,000 times. The image was taken in Corpus Christi, Texas.