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High school rowing team honors heart-tugging request left by disabled widow

Finding the perfect balance to juggle both academic life and sports life is not easy.

After all, it takes a lot of discipline and dedication to attend a full day of classes and add more than 2 hours of strenuous activity for practice. Thus, a student-athlete life is not really for the faint heart.

Recently, the student-athletes of Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School rowing team went viral online. Not because of their academic and sports achievements, but because of their good hearts.

The dedicated student-athletes did not let their busy schedule nor their exhaustion get in the way of allotting time to be of help.

Last October 18, the student-athletes of the Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School rowing team were heading to the lake for their usual Thursday practice.

However, when they were unlocking the gate, they noticed a rose with a handwritten note hanging on it. To their surprise, the note has a personal and sentimental request inside.

“Please, can someone throw this into the lake for me? My late husband’s ashes are in the lake and I can’t get to the lakeside in my wheelchair anymore + gates are locked — have to drive back up north tonight. Thank you x”

Understanding how much it means for the sender, the compassionate student-athletes followed the directions and gave in to the request of the sender. Just like how the sender wanted, they took the rose out to the middle of the lake.

The student-athletes felt the need to speak with the sender to inform her that her request has been granted.

However, the note did not include any name or contact number. In order to reach out to the widow sender, the student-athletes posted a picture of the note and the rose on Twitter.

“This note was left on the gate at the water this afternoon. No name or number left but whoever you are, rest assured your rose is in place in the middle of the lake.” The student-athletes posted on the Twitter page of the BVGS rowing team.

11 days after it has been uploaded on their Twitter page, it already reached 53,920 Retweets and 188,551 Likes! Almost all of those who retweeted the photo is trying to help them find the widow by sharing the word.

“I hope that this woman knows that her message went viral, and is being appreciated in the United States.

Love, condolences, and many thanks to the people who shared this bit of humanity. We are better people for sharing this.” A Twitter user replied to the team’s Twitter account.

“How lovely. I hope this makes it back to her. @MetroUKNews how about putting this story and a pic of the letter/rose in your Good Deed Feed page?” 

One Twitter user replied, giving a sound suggestion about how the widow will know that the rose has been delivered to her deceased husband.

“It touched my old heart, just a wonderful thing to do for someone you’ll never know and I hope whomever this lady was she somehow finds out.” Another Twitter user replied, wishing that the old woman will rest assured that her request has been fulfilled.

You can be a part of this beautiful and touching story. Help the BVGS rowing team deliver the good news to the widowed wife by sharing their story!

Photo | BVGS rowing team

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